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Boundary County Translator District

Regular Meeting—Board of Directors


June 19th, 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          


Also Present:

Eric Lederhos                                      Deborah Youngwirth

Gary Gage                                           Donna Standley



2.     Minutes of Previous Meeting

Barry Coleman motioned to approve the meeting minutes Jan Allen 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.                  Bids for tower install at Black Mountain have been requested.  One bid has been received and two others are expected to be received.



5.     Maintenance Report

a.       Copper Creek – proposal for power options – propane cost and cost to haul tanks is expensive.  Solar panels there currently have been there since 1999.  New style panels could produce twice the power that current panels are producing.  The board discussed a quote from EL Automation for $3,217.69 – this issue tabled to next month’s meeting. 


6.     New Business:

a.       Meadow Creek Computer – making some frequency changes and wanted to let the board know what was happening.  No interference is expected with the changes to be made.

b.      Copper Creek application accepted by Forest Service and a fee has been requested for processing.  Barry Coleman motioned to approve payment of the fee as requested for processing application to Forest Service.  Rita Pensmith seconded, motion carried. 

c.       EL Automation quote for Copper Creek solar panels – See Maintenance Report above.

d.      ISP Black Mountain rental estimates – The rack space is estimated to be 4 rack spaces @ $50 per rack and 4 power rack spaces at $50 per rack.  Monthly antennae is estimated to be at $300 for a total monthly rental fee of $700.  With limitations on tower space, there are some options we need to consider.

e.       August Meeting Location – meeting to be held at Black Mountain – transportation arrangements will be discussed at next month’s meeting.

f.       Mike Listman spoke with John Bartnet regarding combiners and cost of replacing.  Mike will continue working with John on this.

g.      3ABN – Channel 51 was turned off – they are revamping their equipment and are in the process of making the changes to be back on line.  When Mike was doing research on frequency licenses, he found that 3ABN has a construction permit submitted for Channel 40.  This was not information we were aware of.  Mike has some ideas he would like to further discuss with 3ABN regarding use of digital frequency usage.  Eric Lederhos will talk with 3ABN to get more information.

h.      Channel Moving – Feds are looking into taking another 20 channels away from broadcasters.  The cutoff is 52 so we can broadcast on 51 or under and we would get displacement licenses.  We would have to move 4 of the licenses we own with this change.      


7.     Emergency Response Committee Report:

a.       None.


8.     Tax Waiver Applications:

a.       None.



  Jan Allen motioned to adjourn, Rita Pensmith seconded, motion carried.


Next Meeting:  Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 5:00 p.m.  @ Bonners Ferry Visitors Center.