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Boundary County Translator District

Regular Meeting—Board of Directors


March 19th, 2013


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 - Excused     


Also Present:

Nick Johnson                                                  Marlaina Davy


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.       New Stations in Troy – The Board discussed the new stations in troy but made no decisions as more information is needed.  Tabled to next meeting

b.      Credit Card – Barry Coleman motioned to have the district apply for a credit card at Mountain West Bank for board approved travel.  Rita Pensmith seconded the motion with all in favor.


5.     Maintenance Report

a.       The blue screen is fixed and we are up and running.

b.      E. L. hooked up the internet connection on the windmill so E.L. Automation will be able to monitor the power usage.

c.       The router on Copper Creek was rebooted and has fixed the issue.

d.      We have a translator that is not working.  Barry Coleman motioned to have Nick Johnson study the current five channels that we rebroadcast and if there is a digital sub-channel available the board approves the purchase of the Iboc translator if there is not a digital sub-channel available the board approves the Larcan translator.  Seconded by Anthony Compton.

e.       We ran out of propane at the Copper Creek site.  The board decided to fill the tanks as we have been doing in the past.  The board like data on the wind and solar generation and usage to see if it is meeting our needs and will make a decision at a later time.

f.       Nick Johnson would like to order a nullfell harness for the Black Mountain Tower.  According to Nick’s contacts it would be a big advantage to those that it helps (mid range) and not a big difference to the others (close and far range).  Anthony Compton motioned to purchase the harness for $1,500.00 and Rita Pensmith seconded the motion. 


6.     New Business:

a.       Executed Copy of Special Use Amendment 4 – Mike Listman will call Larry Jenkins to let him know that we have the ok from the Forest Service.

b.      Rita Pensmith’s Term Expiring – Barry Coleman does not like the idea of having two board members on the Translator board living in the same household, but he would like to have Rita remain on the board as she brings a lot to the board.  Anthony Compton motioned to  request reappointment for Rita Pensmith as a board member from the Boundary County Commissioners. Barry Coleman seconded the motion with all in favor.

c.       NTA Annual Meeting and Convention – Anthony Compton volunteered to attend the annual meeting this year.  Anthony Compton will be presented with a list of things to look into at the conference at the April meeting.

d.      UTV Lease Agreement – E.L. Automation is requesting yearly lease agreement for the snowmobile and UTV.  The board agreed to having a one year lease at a rental rate of $25.00 per hour for the UTV and $20.00 per hour for the snowmobiles.


7.     Emergency Response Committee Report:

a.       None. 



8.     Tax Waiver Applications:

a.       None. 


  Barry Coleman motioned to adjourn, Anthony Compton seconded, motion carried.


Next Meeting:  Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 at 5 p.m. @ Bonners Ferry Visitors Center.