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Boundary County Translator District

Regular Meeting—Board of Directors


May 20th, 2014


Chairman Mike Listman called the regular meeting of the Boundary County Translator District Board of Directors to order at 5:00 p.m.


1.     Roll Call Present:

a.       Board Members:

Barry Coleman                                               Michael Listman

Rita Pensmith                                                  Anthony Compton - Excused

Jan Allen - Excused   


Also Present:

Eric Lederhos                                                  Deborah Youngwirth


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


4.     Old Business:

a.       Black Mountain Doors – should be able to install as soon as weather permits and hopefully this will be by July 1.

b.      Monthly Rate Increase – The board discussed the options surrounding a price increase.  It was discussed that a possible increase to the antennae portion of the rate structure would be appropriate considering the additional costs we are facing with tower replacements and permits to be required for upgrades.

c.       Tower Status – Eric Lederhos presented an application to the USFS for installation of new equipment to the mountain.  Mike Listman will review the application in more detail and email a summary to the board members with any concerns.  This item tabled to next month’s meeting.

d.      Clean up of Wires and Equipment at Black Mountain – it has not been verified yet if this has been done.  As soon as EL Automation is able to go up to the mountain to verify, they will let the board know of the status.  This item tabled to next month’s meeting.

e.       Mike Listman mentioned that the site owners name, as well as call signs, needs to be shown on the outside of the towers and buildings if the building is unable to be accessed by FCC if they choose to do an inspection.  Mike stated he will get more detail on this rule and make sure we are covered for what is needed. 



5.     Maintenance Report

    1. No current issues to report. 


6.     New Business:

a.       Budget Hearing set for July 15th, 2014 – Mike Listman presented a preliminary budget.  Additional information is needed to finalize the budgeted numbers for revenue.  Mike Listman will have this completed prior to next month’s meeting.

b.      Update on NTA Meeting – Mike Listman gave an update on what was discussed at this years meeting.    


7.     Emergency Response Committee Report:

a.       None. 


8.     Tax Waiver Applications:

a.       Joseph Morano – Eastport, Idaho  - approved. 


Barry Coleman motioned to adjourn, Rita Pensmith seconded, motion carried.


Next Meeting:  Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 at 5 p.m. @ Bonners Ferry Visitors Center.