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Boundary County Translator District

Regular Meeting—Board of Directors


April 16th, 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          


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.       Barry Coleman motioned to approve treasurer’s report as presented, Rita Pensmith seconded, motion carried.


4.     Old Business:

a.       New Stations in Troy – Tabled to next meeting


5.     Maintenance Report

a.       Propane was hauled to Copper Creek.


6.     New Business:

a.       Anthony Compton’s goals for the NTA meeting – What content is available and how to rebroadcast it.  FCC rules regarding selling a construction permit.  More information from Larcan on the Octane units. 

b.      Channel 97.3 – We are no longer broadcasting on this channel as it is not our channel.  The board discussed the current channels that are being broadcasted and decided that we have an excess of country music.  Barry Coleman motioned to change broadcasting of 102.3 country music to 98.9 soft rock.  Anthony Compton seconded the motion, with all in favor.  The Board will listen to the station at the annual site visit to see if more changes are needed.

c.       Snow access to the old building – A cat walk was discussed to connect the old building and the new building.  The board tabled the snow access to the onsite meeting in July.

d.      Roof on the old building – The roof on the generator room is leaking and the old building roof will need to be replaced.  The roof will be tabled to the July onsite meeting.

e.       Staking of square for the new tower on Black Mountain – The State of Idaho is planning on putting a tower on the Black Mountain site this year.  Union Pacific also has a permit into the Unites States Forest Service for a tower.  Nick will be receiving the plans from the Forest Service on the new tower locations as soon as it becomes available.  The board does not have sufficient information to make a decision at this time so it will be tabled to the July meeting.

f.       Budget Levy Training Workshop 4-10-13 – Mike Listman will attend.

g.      Low Power FM License renewal deadline 6-3-13 – Rita Pensmit motioned that we do not miss the June 3rd, 2013 deadline.  Barry Coleman seconded the motion with all in favor. 

h.      Safe Deposit Box contents – Barry Coleman recommended turning over the documents to Deborah Youngwirth CPA to ensure that everything has been closed and all money has been accounted for.

i.        Rita Pensmith was reinstated for another term on the Boundary County TV Translator District Board.


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, May 21st, 2013 at 5 p.m. @ Bonners Ferry Visitors Center.