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Boundary County Translator District

Regular Meeting—Board of Directors


October 23rd, 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 - Excused                                Anthony Compton

Jan Allen          


Also Present:

Nick Johnson                                                  Marlaina Davy

Donna Standley



2.     Minutes of Previous Meeting

Barry Coleman motioned to approve the meeting minutes with a change from Mick to Mike in Section number two Anthony Compton seconded, motion carried.


3.     Treasurer’s Report

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


4.     Old Business:

a.                   E.L. Automation will send a list of items to be disposed of to be presented to the attorney for review.  We will then put a list of the items in the paper for sale.  Barry Coleman motioned to declare the Trackster surplus property and approve E.L. Automation to list the Trackster for sale on Vintage Trackster at a competitive price.  Anthony seconded, motion carried 

b.                  Verizon Wireless update – Notice to proceed has been signed and sent to Verizon for approval

c.                   A motion was made by Barry Coleman to have the Wells Fargo Checking account closed seconded by Jan Allen with all in favor.



5.     Maintenance Report

a.       The Whisper windmill is no longer being made so a comparable model (Burgey) has been order.  An output antenna has been installed on the Copper Creek tower.  Nick will take pictures of the Copper Creek site so the board can see the progress at the site.

b.      Nick has not been contacted by John Barnett but will be in contact with him regarding the channels on Black Mountain.

c.       Homeland Security has received the 1, 2, and 5 year leases along with the site standards.

d.      Three Angels digital channel 40 is running on five channels possibly six (three video and three audio).

e.       E.L. Automation needs to go to Black Mountain and remove some cabinets so Homeland Security has room to move in once the lease agreement is approved.

f.       Mike Listman asked Nick Johnson if Airpipe is currently on the tower.  Nick said they are not on the tower.


6.     New Business:

a.       Bill of Sale – Signed

b.      US Forest Service – Signed

c.       Communications Site Inventory  - Approved

d.      Legal Notice for the FM Lease – No legal notice will be posted as we have no Channels available at this time.


7.     Emergency Response Committee Report:

a.       None.


8.     Tax Waiver Applications:

a.       Amendment to Special use Permit – Copper Creek is approved.  Hopefully a decision will be made on the Black Mountain project at the annual meeting later this month.

b.      New Buggy Purchased from Dream Marine – The machine is working well and the new tracks will be installed next Tuesday.

c.       Donna Standely – Does not agree with the signal testing that was completed at the edge of her property.  A retest will be preformed by E.L. Automation with Donna Standley present at both of her property locations.  This will be the final determining and it will no longer be an issue after the service unit has been tested.


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


Next Meeting:  Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 at 5 p.m. @ Bonners Ferry Visitors Center.