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Boundary County Translator District

Regular Meeting—Board of Directors


January 14th, 2014


Chairman Michael 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 - Excused

Jan Allen        


Also Present:

Nick Johnson                                                  Marlaina Davy

Tony Rohrwasser


2.     Minutes of Previous Meeting

Barry Coleman motioned to accept the minutes of the previous month’s meeting as presented.  Rita Pensmith seconded, motion carried.


3.     Treasurer’s Report

a.       Nick Johnson inquired about Depreciation for the Translator.  Deborah Youngwirth will work on this.  Northern Lights will be billed along with the other tenants the yearly site service fee.  Rita Pensmith motioned to approve treasurer’s report, Jan Allen seconded, motion carried.


4.     Old Business:

a.       Black Mountain Doors – No change from the last meeting

b.      Boundary County Fire Department – Scott Gremmit – Industrial Communications - Our batteries are now five years old and will need to be replaced sooner than later.  The batteries don’t charge as well in the winter so the generator will need to be run more often as the batteries are depleted.  In 2009 we purchase a battery bank with 48 batteries.  Michael Listman would like to see a proposal to handle the current load and the additional load from the B.C. Fire Department while maintaining our current head room. He would also like firm pricing on both options for jell batteries and the batteries that we currently have.  Nick Johnson will work with the B. C. Fire Department to maximize the options and make this a possibility.  We will need to move some things in the building but we should have adequate room.  Barry Coleman motioned to grant access to the Boundary County Fire Department to the copper creek site, contingent on the cost incurred for the addition of the B.C. Fire Department to be paid by the B.C Fire Department.  Janet Allen seconded the motion with all in favor. 

c.       Monthly Rate Increase – Tabled to next meeting

d.      Radio Station Survey Update – Michael Listman still needs these printed and is wondering if there is a time that is better than others to send out the surveys?


5.     Maintenance Report

    1. Trade - Dream Marine can not buy the UTV if they do not have a title.  Deb's office is looking into the title situation.
    2. Seahawks gave in the 4th Quarter was the input feed from Spokane not us.
    3. Jan Allen is not getting channel 4 - Nick Johnson suggested unhooking the antenna from the TV and then scanning the channels with nothing hooked up to it.  Then plugging the antenna back in and rescanning the channels.
    4. Carol Rutherford - Something keeps knocking out channel 6.  Nick does not know how to go about finding the problem it comes at odd times.  A spectrum analyzer could tell us what is knocking out her signal.  A spectrum analyzer might be helpful in this situation.  Nick has requested Carol to keep a log of the times when channel 6 is knocked out.


6.     New Business:

a.       Hawley Troxell Engagement Letter - Michael has some questions on the engagement letter – tabled to next meeting.

7.     Emergency Response Committee Report:

a.       None. 


8.     Tax Waiver Applications:

a.       Joe Maranno - Signal Test Complete -He does not receive service.  He gets 102.5 very well that come directly from Sandpoint. - Approved

b.      Debbie Miller - No need to retest as she is in an area that does not receive signal.  Affidavit Approved contingent on a new application that does not have "Receive Cable" checked.


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


Next Meeting:  Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 at 5 p.m. @ Bonners Ferry Visitors Center.