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Boundary County Translator District

Regular Meeting—Board of Directors


November 18th, 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

Jan Allen - Excused                                        Allen Gemmrig


Also Present:

Nick Johnson                                                  Deborah Youngwirth

Tony Rohrwasser


2.     Minutes of Previous Meeting

Barry Coleman motioned to accept the minutes as presented.  Anthony Compton seconded, motion carried.


3.     Treasurer’s Report

a.       Anthony Compton motioned to approve treasurer’s report, Barry Coleman seconded, motion carried.

b.      The board agreed to send Gary Garrett a letter regarding his past due balance. 


4.     Old Business:

a.       Tower Status – Larry Jenkins with Reliable Builders, completed the work that was needed. 

b.      Tony Rohrwasser – South Boundary Fire District – update on equipment replacement and grant – Tony stated that they are working on a joint powers agreement for a maintenance agreement between all entities using the equipment.  He will let the Translator know when this is completed. 


5.     Maintenance Report

a.       Radio stations have been changed – Nick sent out the filters to be changed and it will be about $400 each.

b.      Channel 4 at Copper Creek was down for a while but is now up and running.

c.       Nick checked the equipment installed by Larry Jenkins and all looks good.

d.      Nick received an email from Mike Peterson regarding a new vendor to use in replacement of Larcan.  The new company is called Maple Leaf RF Systems & Service.


6.      New Business:

a.       Fiber Option to Black Mountain – Mike Listman spoke with Northern Lights regarding burying the cables next to their poles but they don’t have an exclusive easement.  We would have to get a utility easement of our own.  Mike recommends having a feasibility study done to see if this makes sense to run the fiber to Black Mountain.  To attach to Northern Light’s poles requires a maintenance person that is trained to their standards.  Nick will get some estimated costs of what a feasibility study will cost.


7.     Emergency Response Committee Report:

a.       None. 


8.     Tax Waiver Applications:

a.       None 


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


Next Meeting:  Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 at 5 p.m. @ Bonners Ferry Visitors Center.