Boundary County T

Boundary County Translator District

Regular Meeting—Board of Directors


June 17th, 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                                                         Allen Gemmrig


Also Present:

Nick Johnson                                                  Deborah Youngwirth


2.     Minutes of Previous Meeting

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


3.     Treasurer’s Report

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


4.     Old Business:

a.       Black Mountain Doors – should be able to install by July 1.

b.      Tower Status – The tower is pending Verizon’s completion of the tower study before a tower can be installed.  They are in agreement with paying for a tower in exchange for rent.

c.       Clean up of Wires and Equipment at Black Mountain – Nick is still working to make sure all renters have cleaned up their equipment and wires.  BARC requested installation of new equipment; however they have much work to do on cleanup before the board will consider allowing additional equipment to be installed. 

d.      Budget Hearing Preparation for July 15th, 2014 – the office will make sure we have met all notification requirements regarding budget hearing. 



5.     Maintenance Report

    1. Nick is working on the moving of channels. 


6.     New Business:

a.       Federal Communications Broadcast Station License – we applied for a new license and received approval for two. 

b.      BARC Board Letter regarding New Equipment Installation – see above.

c.       Octane Units – have two ready to go but we’ve yet to do anything with them.  We can run 8 channels on one unit.  Nick Johnson will look into setting up of the units and getting them running. Discussion included options available to the translator with the availability of additional stations to rebroadcast.

d.      Survey mailers will go out in mail tomorrow.       



7.     Emergency Response Committee Report:

a.       None. 


8.     Tax Waiver Applications:

a.       None 


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


Next Meeting:  Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 at 5 p.m. @ Bonners Ferry Visitors Center.