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Boundary County Translator District

Regular Meeting—Board of Directors


March 17th, 2015


Chairman Michael 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 - Excused                              Michael Listman

Rita Pensmith                                                  Anthony Compton

Jan Allen                                                         Allen Gemmrig


Also Present:

Marlaina Davy                                                Nick Johnson



2.     Minutes of Previous Meeting

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


3.     Treasurer’s Report

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


4.     Old Business:

a.       Fiber Feasibility Study – we should have information about the Feasibility Study at the next meeting.

b.      Contract Review – Deborah Youngwirth’s Office will email a copy of the current lease application to the board members along with a listing of the current lease expiration dates.

c.       Amateur Radio Update – The board discussed this with no motion made.  Additional information is needed – tabled to next month’s meeting.

d.      Convention Planning – Anthony Compton, Allen Gemmrig, Michael Listman, and Rita Pensmith will be attending the meeting.  Deborah Youngwirth’s Office will make room reservations (2) Non-Smoking and (1) Smoking.  They will also pay the NTA conference fees.

e.       Michael Listman will contact the Post Office regarding a refund of overpayment on the bulk mailing postage fee for last year’s survey questions.


5.     Maintenance Report

a.       In 2015 the Copper Creek site will undergo a site study.. 

b.      Verizon Wireless is going to put up a 100 foot tower on Black Mountain

c.       Larcan has been in touch with Nick Johnson and Michael Listman.  UBS is willing to help us program the Octain Unit.

d.      Copper Creek had a water issue.  Nick Johnson changed the wiring around so this should fix the water issue.

e.       In Highland Flats there are about six residents that cannot receive service.

f.       EMS and the Sherriff’s Department’s service providers were complaining about interference issues.  According to the FCC if they have good filters they should not have any issues.  Nick Johnson requested Gregg Sprungle and Kenny Baker to discuss this with the service providers to come up with a solution.

g.      A front CV Axel went out on the Buggy.  New bolts were purchased to replace the other worn bolts in hopes of not breaking another axel.


6.      New Business:

a.       Deborah Youngwirth’s Office will ask Leonard Schulte for an estimate for completing an Audit for the district to comply with Idaho code.

b.      Communications Site on Hall Mountain – Allen Gemmrig was approached by a few people about creating a communications site on Hall Mountain that is similar to what we have on Black Mountain.  Rita Pensmith stated a feasibility study may be necessary to determine the need for this.  Allen Gemmrig will do some additional investigation into this.  Allen Gemmrig will work with Nick Johnson to come up with an estimated number of service units.


7.     Emergency Response Committee Report:

a.       None. 


8.     Tax Waiver Applications:

a.       None 


Jan Allen motioned to adjourn, Allen Gemmrig seconded, motion carried.


Next Meeting:  Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 at 5 p.m. @ Bonners Ferry Visitors Center.