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Boundary County Translator District

Regular Meeting—Board of Directors


December 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

Jan Allen          


Also Present:

Nick Johnson                                                  Deborah Youngwirth



2.     Minutes of Previous Meeting

Barry Coleman motioned to approve the minutes of last month’s meeting with changes as amended.  6(f) should be “Newmax” not “Gary Garrett”, 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.                   Copper Creek Internet Connection – the connection problem is working, but is not a good connection.  Nick has talked with Meadow Creek several times regarding the connection and has not been able to get a resolution.   Deb and Nick will put together a list of steps taken to repair that have not worked. 

b.                  Black Mountain camera is filling with water and Meadow Creek needs to be notified (not Gary Garrett that was noted in previous months’ meeting minutes).

c.                   Proposal for supplies – Nick presented a proposal for supplies needed in the amount of $379.  Rita Pensmith motioned to approve purchase of supplies, Anthony Compton seconded, motion carried.

d.                  Chanel Changes – Rita Pensmith motioned to have Nick make temporary changes to get the input channels working, Anthony Compton seconded, motion carried.



5.     Maintenance Report

a.       Copper Creek – everything seems to be working well with the new windmill to generate power. 






6.     New Business:

a.       Mike Listman talked to the county commissioners regarding getting a grant to run fiber to Black Mountain.  The commissioners recommended discussing with the districts attorney. 

b.      Homeland Security put in their equipment in our building.  They are putting in a tower and building across the road.  Channel 7 shoots right across where they are planning on putting their tower.  This would affect the transmission towards the Troy area. 

c.       FCC – Nick Johnson asked if the board wants the district to take over the managing of the FCC licenses.  Because of problems that have occurred in the past the board is not willing to take that on at this time. 



7.     Emergency Response Committee Report:

a.       The hospital is having some issues with equipment being moved on the Dawson tower location.  This is not a location the Translator manages, but the hospital is looking for some alternatives for system stability. 



8.     Tax Waiver Applications:

a.       None. 


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


Next Meeting:  Tuesday, January 15th, 2012 at 5 p.m. @ Bonners Ferry Visitors Center.