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Boundary County Translator District

Regular Meeting—Board of Directors


January 20th, 2015


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                                                         Allen Gemmrig - Excused


Also Present:

Deborah Youngwirth


2.     Minutes of Previous Meeting

Rita Pensmith motioned to accept the minutes as presented.  Jan Allen seconded, motion carried.


3.     Treasurer’s Report

a.       Barry Coleman motioned to approve treasurer’s report, Jan Allen seconded, motion carried.


4.     Old Business:

a.       Status Update – Fiber Optic update – Mike Listman received contact information for consultation for getting fiber optic to Black Mountain.  The approximate cost for consult and engineering plan for this would be approximately $10,000.  Mike will gather some additional information for a more accurate estimate.


5.     Maintenance Report

a.       Nick provided an update on propane use at Copper Creek. 

b.      Discussed the change of ownership of Password and the equipment that needs to be updated at the site. 

c.       Contract renew – to be added to next month’s agenda – the office will provide a copy of each of the current contracts as well as a copy of the existing version of the rental agreement so that the board can review for changes and determine what contracts need to be renewed.

d.      Nick checked into Tom Riverman’s concern on limited signal to his home.  Nick checked this out and found that water was an issue with one of Tom’s connections that was causing the issue. 

e.       Dave Wenk signal – Nick tried to contact Dave and was unable to connect with him.  The office will try to contact him and let him know to get ahold of Nick if he has further issues.

f.       Security Cameras – Rita asked what the timeline is on this.  Nick stated that they will be installed this spring. 



6.      New Business:

a.       Password Reassignment of Lease – Nick has been working with them to get the necessary documents. 

b.      Amateur Radio use between North Idaho and Spokane area – Anthony Compton will work with this group to determine the needs that are required to accomplish the request of this group.  The space is limited to facilitate this and this will have to be looked at further to determine is space is available.  The local amateur radio club has already been in discussion regarding putting up a packet note on the tower and additional information is needed to make a decision on this.  This item will be tabled to next month’s meeting.    


7.     Emergency Response Committee Report:

a.       None. 


8.     Tax Waiver Applications:

a.       None 


Rita Pensmith motioned to adjourn, Jan Allen seconded, motion carried.


Next Meeting:  Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 at 5 p.m. @ Bonners Ferry Visitors Center.