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Boundary County Translator District

Regular Meeting—Board of Directors


November 20th, 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

Juanita Dawson



2.     Minutes of Previous Meeting

Barry Coleman motioned to approve the minutes of last month’s meeting, 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.                   Deborah Youngwirth Oath of Office – the board approved the swearing in of Deborah Youngwirth as Treasurer.  Mike Listman and Deborah Youngwirth will go to the county to have oath notarized.

b.                  Verizon Wireless paid account in full.



5.     Maintenance Report

a.       Connection to Copper Creek has not been the best.  We currently give Meadow Creek Computer a $40 credit per month for the service provided to monitor the site.  The board would like to notify Meadow Creek that they would like the system functional and stable by December 15th or they will begin looking for other alternatives for service there.  It’s also come to our attention that Meadow Creek has not been paying the amount they should have been paying when they became operational on Copper Creek.  The office will get with Meadow Creek to resolve this.  The rate should be $160 per month not $100.  The board is willing to give Meadow Creek until January 1 to begin paying the correct rent amount. 


6.     New Business:

a.       DVR Black Mountain – Nick asked if we are interested in putting in a DVR for security purposes.  There was some discussion on this and some ideas discussed. 

b.      EL Automation Lease Agreement – the lease agreement was signed for Copper Creek.

c.       EL Automation is operational on Copper Creek – they would be willing to provide service to monitor the site for a fee of $25 per month.

d.      Bureau of Homeland Security Lease Agreement – Lease agreement was signed off on by the board.

e.       Antenna New Channels – Nick is going to go to Black Mountain to turn on Channel 25 & 9 along with filters and pre-amp. 

f.       Broken Camera needs fixed – Newmax has a broken camera that is in need of repair or removed from the tower.  The board is willing to give him until July 31, 2013 when weather allows, for the equipment to be repaired.

g.      Juanita Dawson – wants a retest – she stated that she did not feel she should be paying the $20 annual tax.  She stated she did get a few of the tv stations and one radio station, but wanted to be retested for signal.  Nick will schedule to go out on site to do a final testing. 

h.      There are some supplies Nick would like to purchase for winter safety gear for trips required to the mountain in the winter time.  Nick will put together a list and present to the board.

i.        Gary Garrett – is currently behind in paying monthly rent amount.  He has asked if he can have until December 31 to get caught up.  He has also asked if he can pay the site service fee that is due January 1, in two payments – one payment January 1 and second payment February 1.  The board is willing to accept this payment arrangement; however, if payment is not made within agreed time, the eviction process will be initiated.


7.     Emergency Response Committee Report:

a.       None.


8.     Tax Waiver Applications:

a.       Donna Standely – A final testing was done with Donna Standley present.  It was found that service was available and the tax waiver was not approved. 


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


Next Meeting:  Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 at 5 p.m. @ Bonners Ferry Visitors Center.