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Boundary County Translator District

Regular Meeting—Board of Directors


May 22th, 2012


Chairman Mike Listman called the regular meeting of the Boundary County Translator District Board of Directors to order.      


1.     Roll Call Present:

a.       Board Members:

Barry Coleman                                   Michael Listman

Rita Pensmith                                     Anthony Compton – Excused

Jan Allen - Excused   


Also Present:

Nick Johnson                                      Deborah Youngwirth

Lee Lancaster                                      Rod Brandybender

Eric Lederhos



2.     Minutes of Previous Meeting

Barry Coleman motioned to approve the meeting minutes Rita Pensmith seconded, motion carried.


3.     Treasurer’s Report

a.       Rita Pensmith motioned to approve treasurer’s report as presented Barry Coleman seconded, motion carried.


4.     Old Business:

a.                   Pictures of items to be disposed of – tabled to July meeting. 

b.                  Jan Allen – New board member – letter of approval from commissioners.


5.     Maintenance Report

a.       There were several issues reported with reception issues – all issues were resolved.

b.      Copper Creek – running low on propane.

c.       Black Mountain – some maintenance work was done on Black Mountain. 

d.      Homeland Security, USFS and some others have been paying rent for the space utilizing in the building owned by the Railroad on Black Mountain.  They are interested in moving over to our building.  Rack space only.    


6.     New Business:

a.       Letter to Verizon Wireless regarding rent – a letter will be sent to Verizon letting them know the agreement to pay rent towards building cost is now complete and the rent of $1,080 will now be required to be paid.

b.      Review of licenses and expiration dates – Barry put together a list of licenses with expiration dates.  There are some corrections that need to happen and Mike Listman will make contact with the appropriate person to have these corrections made.

c.       Lee Lancaster – 89.9 KYMS The Bridge – are looking to transmit their station from Black Mountain and would like to utilize the FM station we have available for transmittal of their station.  We need to have updated equipment to get it working and we would need to find out what equipment is required.

d.      NTA meeting – Mike Listman just got back from the annual NTA meeting and gave an update of what was discussed.  The biggest issue was repacking of the stations and the possibility of having to move some channels around.  This will be an issue we’ll have to deal with in the next few years.  Our stations are re-transmittal licenses.  We can switch from being a transmittal to a local broadcast and that is fine by the FCC but may be an issue with State of Idaho.  We also have an option to lease TV or radio frequencies.


7.     Emergency Response Committee Report:

a.       None.


8.     Tax Waiver Applications:

a.       None.



  Barry Coleman motioned to adjourn, Rita Pensmith seconded, motion carried.


Next Meeting:  Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 5:00 p.m.  @ Bonners Ferry Visitors Center.