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Boundary County Translator District

Regular Meeting—Board of Directors


July 16th, 2013


Chairman Mike Listman called the regular meeting of the Boundary County Translator District Board of Directors to order at 12:00pm.      


1.     Roll Call Present:

a.       Board Members:

Barry Coleman                                               Michael Listman

Rita Pensmith                                                  Anthony Compton - Excused

Jan Allen          


Also Present:

Nick Johnson                                                  Eric Lederhos

Marlaina Davy                                               


2.     Minutes of Previous Meeting

Barry Coleman motioned to approve the minutes.  Jan Allen 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.       Reservation of tower spot – Barry Coleman motioned to reserve a tower spot on the West side of the new building (almost directly in front of the lookout tower).  Jan Allen seconded the motion with all in favor.  Barry Coleman motioned to reserve a second tower spot at the site of the lookout tower.  Rita Pensmith seconded the motion with all in favor.  E.L. Automation will work on two separate applications for the tower spots to be approved by the Board.  The Board would also like to reserve a new building spot at a later time.

b.      Old Building Improvements – Jan Allen motioned to send out bid packets for the following building improvements:

            Roof on the old and new buildings

            Catwalk between the old and new buildings

            New Exterior Door on the old building

            Pass through Door in the old building

Rita Pensmith seconded the motion with all in favor.  The board would like two bids on each project and will approve the bids before work is initiated.

c.   Jan Allen motioned to permanently lock door number one on the old building.  Rita Pensmith seconded the motion with all in favor.

d.   Barry Coleman motioned to send a letter requesting Intermax / Newmax  to  reorganize their equipment so all of it is located on their rack and within their allotted rack space by September 30th, 2013.  Rita Pensmith seconded the motion with all in favor.

e.   Jan Allen motioned to purchase two new fm translator.  Rita Pensmith seconded the motion with all in favor.  Mike Listman with write a letter to Dylan Benefield (K102) asking him to purchase a third fm translator for the Boundary County Translator District.

f.    Mike Listman proposed creating a mailer containing all of the stations that can be rebroadcasted and mail them out to the Boundary County community so they can choose which stations that they would like rebroadcasted.    

g.   TV Channels that we can currently receive and rebroadcast are as follows:

                  Channel 07 = 32

                  Channel 13 = 11

                  Channel 15 = 50

                  Channel 20 = 35

                  Channel 28 = 46

                  Channel 09 = 22



5.     Maintenance Report

a.       Copper Creek – Intermax / Newmax has the new equipment on the copper creek tower. 

b.      Nick Johnson mentioned that if another tenant wants to go on Copper Creek we will need more solar panels or propane. -  Tabled to next meeting


6.     New Business:

a.       Forest Service Compliance Inspection – Black Mountain – Mike Listman and Nick Johnson will be onsite for the inspection.


7.     Emergency Response Committee Report:

a.       None. 


8.     Tax Waiver Applications:

a.       None


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


Next Meeting:  Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 at 5 p.m. @ Bonners Ferry Visitors Center.