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Boundary County Translator District

Regular Meeting—Board of Directors


June 16th, 2015


Vicechairman Barry Coleman 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 - Excused

Rita Pensmith                                                  Anthony Compton

Jan Allen - Excused                                        Allen Gemmrig - Excused


Also Present:

Marlaina Davy                                                Eric Lederhos


2.     Minutes of Previous Meeting

Rita Pensmith 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, Rita Pensmith seconded, motion carried.


4.     Old Business:

a.       Fiber Feasibility Study – The study has been completed and the invoice paid.

b.      Contract Review – Contact has been made with the Fish and Wildlife and they are considering removing their equipment from the tower.  They will be in contact in the next couple of months to discuss the lease agreements.  Rita Pensmith motion to accept the new lease agreements for Northern Lights, Three Angels, and KPB as presented.  Anthony Compton seconded, motion carried.

c.       Amateur Radio Update – This item to be removed from the agenda.

d.      Post Office Update – The refund has been received and deposited into the Translators checking account.

e.       FCC License KOE454 from Northern Lights – The original will be kept at Deborah Youngwirth CPA’s office and a copy will be given to E.L. Automation.

f.       Moyie Valley TC Repeater Lease – This item tabled to the July meeting.


5.     Maintenance Report

a.       We don’t have a spare FM Translator at Black Mountain.  Eric Lederhos will look at what we currently have and will present a quote at the July meeting.

b.      EL Internet would eventually like to be on Black Mountain.  Eric Lederhos would like to work with the Translator District to get a gig or a gig and a half pipe up to Black Mountain.

c.       The seeding at Copper Creek has not been completed.  Anthony Compton motioned to give permission to E. L. Automation to smooth out the bottom of the trail and put it back to its original state, and then proceed with seeding the trial.  Rita Pensmith seconded, motion carried.

d.      We need a public IP Address and a nadded one for the security cameras at Black Mountain.  Eric Lederhos will get the IP addresses and give them to Michael Listman.

e.       Verizon Lease Draft – Tabled to next month’s meeting.


6.      New Business:

a.       NTA Convention Update – The bulk of the discussion were the repackaging and auctions.  It does not sound like these things will affect us right away.  We are not likely to be impacting other peoples licensing because of our mountain terrain.

b.      A companion license for an AM station can be used to rebroadcast on an FM station using the same content.

c.       We have a potential buyer for the Larcan Octane Units.  Tabled to July meeting when Michael Listman can be present to discuss further.

d.      Janet Allen delivered a letter to Michael Listman resigning her position as a board member as she is moving to Sandpoint. 


7.     Emergency Response Committee Report:

a.       None. 


8.     Tax Waiver Applications:

a.       None 


Rita Pensmith motioned to adjourn, Anthony Compton seconded, motion carried.


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