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Boundary County Translator District

Regular Meeting—Board of Directors


October 15th, 2013


Chairman Mike Listman called the regular meeting of the Boundary County Translator District Board of Directors to order at 5:05 p.m.      


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 amend Barry Coleman to in attendance and Mike Michael Listman as excused.  Also Change that Barry Coleman motioned to call the meeting to order not Michael Listman.  Rita Pensmith motioned to accept the minutes with the above changes Jan Allen seconded, motion carried.


3.     Treasurer’s Report

a.       Jan Allen motioned to approve treasurer’s report, Rita Pensmith seconded, motion carried.


4.     Old Business:

a.       Solar Panels at Copper Creek – Are not installed yet but will be installed on Thursday.

b. Cat Walk is complete.

c. Since the lightning we have had some issues including we are getting FM in channel 7.  Nick has a group of people that will be going to Black Mountain to see if they can figures out the interference problems.  At the site visit they will also be moving the towers

c. The Roof is complete.  The Doors were 3 weeks out.

d. Radio Station Update – We do not have a reply mail permit.  Mike Listman does have the mailer complete.

e. The ground wire still needs run on the new tower.  Nick will get with Larry Jenkins after the towers are moved to removed the old towers.


5.     Maintenance Report

a.       Included in old Business.


6.     New Business:

a.       USFS Tenant/ Customer Inventory List – Discussion was held in regards to status of Three Angels should they be a Customer or a Tenant.  The reports will remain as they are.

b.      License Renewals – The FM Licenses were renewed and expire on 10/1/2021.

c.       John Wells & Pamela Maughmer Letter – Nick has spoken with Pamela and gave her some input on what she can do to improve her service.

d.      Verizon Wireless Proposed Tower Modifications - They want to remove six antennas and then add six new antennas.  They would like to add six RRU’s at the same time. Nick told them that they would have to move the 8 foot dish to the new input tower, and they would have to have a study of the tower because last time we were at 105%. No action from the Board at this time. 

e.       New FM Equipment – They have not been installed.  They are sitting on the shelf ready to go.

f.       Newmax cleaned up the area as requested by the Board.

g.      Gary Garret – is falling behind on his payment.  He is four months behind at this point.  He is in violation of the agreement dated 2010 and his account is in the past 90 days. Anthony Compton motioned to send a certified letter stating that he is in violation of his agreement dated 2010 and a payment of $203.95 must be received within seven business days of the date of the certified letter receipt.  Seconded by Jan Allen, all in favor. 


7.     Emergency Response Committee Report:

a.       None. 


8.     Tax Waiver Applications:

a.       None


  Jan Allen motioned to adjourn, Anthony Compton seconded, motion carried.


Next Meeting:  Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 at 5 p.m. @ Bonners Ferry Visitors Center.