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Boundary County Translator District

Regular Meeting—Board of Directors


July 17th, 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

Jan Allen          


Also Present:

Eric Lederhos                                      Deborah Youngwirth

Nick Johnson                                      Larry Jenkins



2.     Minutes of Previous Meeting

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


3.     Treasurer’s Report

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


4.     Old Business:

a.                   Pictures of items to be disposed of – tabled to Aug meeting – will get pics when we have the August meeting on Black Mountain. 

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.       Nick Johnson gave a report on general maintenance issues performed during the month.


6.     New Business:

a.       Sealed Bids on New Tower at Black Mountain – sealed bids received from Reliable Builders (Larry Jenkins) and EL Automation.  Reliable Builders came in at $29,962.50 and Reliable Builders came in at $38,580.  EL Automation included a used tower in their quote where Reliable Builders is including a new tower.  The difference of new to used is roughly $10,000 which brings the two quotes more in line.  Barry Coleman motioned to approve the quote for Reliable Builders based on having a new tower installed versus a used tower, Anthony Compton seconded, motion carried.  This project is pending USFS approval to have the tower installed. 

b.      Review application process and verification for new board members – as a for instance, one of the requirements is to be a property owner within the county, but we don’t currently have any background checks or financial verifications to determine if a new board member is eligible to be a signer on the account.  Will be up to each individual board member to do some due diligence on new board members to decide if they are comfortable with the new board member before approving appointment.  Mike Listman brought up the discussion of the need to have an official Treasurer’s position.  Anthony Compton motioned to approve having an official Treasurer’s position, Jan Allen seconded, motion carried.  The treasurer will be appointed at next month’s meeting.

c.       Edwin Martin Board Membership Application – application accepted, however the board requires prospective board members to be in attendance at three consecutive meetings prior to being approved as a board member.

d.      John Barnett rates for service – quote for about $1850 for work to be done on Black Mountain.  Rita Pensmith motioned to approve, Barry Coleman seconded, motion carried.

e.       Signature cards needed – tabled to next month’s meeting after a Treasurer is appointed and signature authority is further discussed.

f.       Copper Creek – power options – Jan Allen motioned to approve quote from EL Automation for $3217.69 for new solar panels, Rita Pensmith seconded, motion carried. 

g.      Mike Listman had a chance to talk with John Barnett regarding frequencies and options available.  Mike Listman will put together a spec on what is needed and Nick Johnson will check with Larcan on the equipment needs.  We currently have three interested organizations that are interested in broadcasting on the frequency we have available.  Two of the three have expressed that they are able or willing to fund equipment that would be needed which would be to the benefit of the district to do so.  Mike Listman will work on getting a firmer quote from Barnett.

h.      2012 – 2013 Budget – Mike Listman presented a preliminary budget for approval.  Barry Coleman motioned to approve the budget as presented, Jan Allen seconded, motion carried.

i.        Annual Report – Mike Listman is working on a draft of the annual report.


7.     Emergency Response Committee Report:

a.       None.


8.     Tax Waiver Applications:

a.       Richard Dawson – 1207 Fitzpatrick Road – Waiver application accepted, but it is believed this location does receive signal.  EL Automation will do a test to determine if service is available there.



  Barry Coleman motioned to adjourn, Jan Allen seconded, motion carried.


Next Meeting:  Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 10 am @ Bonners Ferry Visitors Center.