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Boundary County Translator District

Regular Meeting—Board of Directors


September 16th, 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- Excused


Also Present:

Marlaina Davy                                                Terry Bedger

Tony Jeppesen                                                 Will Wadman


2.     Minutes of Previous Meeting

Barry Coleman motioned to accept the minutes of the July meeting with a change from channel 90.9 to 90.7.  Jan Allen 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.       Tower Status - Larry Jenkins at Reliable Builders has not completed the grounding and the ice bridge need to be complete.  The old tower needs to be removed.  Deborah Youngwirth's office will send the board the contract and specifications for this bid project.

b.      Clean up of Wires and Equipment at Black Mountain – One or two of the tenants have not cleaned up the wiring.  The board will discuss this with Nick at the next meeting.

c.       Response on Channel Survey - The proposed new stations would be Oldies, 102 Country, Classic Rock, PBS Public Ratio Spokane, 99.9 Coyote Country, and Moody Radio

d.      Channel Changes - Terry Bedger was here to discuss when and what changes were going to be made.  The board has not decided what we need to do because the subcontractor was not present to discuss what needs to happen before the stations can be changed.  The Board is planning on sending out a couple of notices and then having input from the public before making any changes.  The proposed public notice was amended to add Moody Radio as the fifth station.  PBS has its own license so it will remain on.  The notice will also state the changes will take effect after the October Meeting.  The notice will be run the second and the sixteen of October.

e.       Batteries at Copper Creek - Batteries were ordered.  They are scheduled to be delivered later this week, and then installed ASAP.  Marlaina will talk to South Boundary to see if they have the funding for the batteries and see if they can get the batteries ordered ASAP to avoid an additional charge for an additional trip to the mountain.  If they can pay for their portion of the batteries right away it could potentially cost them less.



5.     Maintenance Report

    1. Nick is working on the moving of channels. 


6.      New Business:

a.       Homeland Security 1 Year Lease - Jan Allen motioned to remain billing Homeland Security the double amount for another year.  Barry Coleman Seconded the motion. 

b.      MWB Letter - Jan Allen motioned to open a checking account with free checking at Mountain West Bank with Michael Listman and Deborah Youngwirth as signers.  Rita Pensmith seconded the motion.

c.       Construction Permit – Reviewed and approved

d.      Newmax - Equipment Move on Black Mountain - Tony Jeppesen and Will Wadman at Intermax Networks were in attendance.  There is a standoff that is currently vacant on the West side above the TV towers.  If E.L. has no issues as the Districts subcontractors it is ok with the Board.  The lad safe latter is not currently installed properly.  Tony Jeppesen will discuss this with Nick Johnson ways to make it safer.  Will Waldman inquired about removing a tree at the Copper Creek site that is blocking service to a customer.  This would be something that would need to be asked of the Forest Service as the Translator Board can not make that decision.

e.       Public Notice of Changes to TV station - Accepted with a change to the station from 90.9 to 90.7.  This will be run in the Bonners Ferry Herald in the September 25th, 2014 issue.

f.       Mike Presented a Proposal for the Security System on Black Mountain Jan Allen motioned to approve the security system quote.  Barry Coleman Seconded the motion.  The office will call Anthony and Allen to get a proxy vote as Rita and Michael are exempt as Boundary Computer is submitting the proposal.

g.      Mike would like to have a working Board meeting.  Were there is no meeting minutes to be taken.  At this meeting the board could discuss were we go from here.  Michael Listman will send out a notice to the other Board members to confirm a time and place. 


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, October 21st, 2014 at 5 p.m. @ Bonners Ferry Visitors Center.