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Boundary County Translator District

Regular Meeting—Board of Directors


July 21st, 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

Allen Gemmrig


Also Present:

Deborah Youngwirth                                      Kirk & Mary Dehaan

Eric Lederhos                                                  Heather Gemmrig


2.     Minutes of Previous Meeting

Barry Coleman motioned to accept the minutes as presented.  Allen Gemmrig seconded, motion carried.


3.     Treasurer’s Report

a.       Allen Gemmrig motioned to approve treasurer’s report, Barry Coleman seconded, motion carried. is again in arrears and the office will send a letter requesting payment be brought current.


4.     Old Business:

a.       Lease Agreements Received

            1.  J&R Electronics


b.      Moyie Valley TC Repeater Lease – the office will draft a letter requesting an updated lease.

c.       Verizon Lease Agreement – needs signature.


5.     Maintenance Report

a.       Copper Creek Issues – has been looking at a few items that need attention.  Filled propane tanks.  Looked into acquiring seed that has been approved by the Forest Service to be used on the trail.

b.      Black Mountain – Eric Lederhos has been in contact with Joe Holzinger regarding the Forest Service activities and the tower removal. 

c.       Larcan Octane Units – can be traded in for new equipment, but if the equipment is sold it needs to first be approved as surplus property before it is sold.  This issue is still pending.

d.      IP Address – Eric did not have this available at the meeting, but has the address at his office.  After discussion regarding the setup and configuration, it was decided a second computer system would be needed to complete this project.  Allen Gemmrig motioned to approve the purchase of a second PC not to exceed $1000, Anthony Compton seconded, motion carried.


6.      New Business:

a.       Kirk Dehaan – Amateur Radio – would like to install a mesh node on Black Mountain.  This can be used by ham radio users to provide better service to the amateur radio club community.  No additional rack space would be needed.  The board doesn’t see any issues with the request and any additions must meet site standards.  Eric Lederhos will need to check for any interferences.  Barry Coleman motioned to approve the request pending there are no concerns from Eric regarding interference or anything else. Allen Gemmrig seconded, motion carried.

b.      NTA Convention Update – No additional updates.

c.       Open Board Member Position – Heather Gemmrig was in attendance at the meeting and would like to become a board member.  Barry Coleman motioned to approve the appointment of Heather Gemmrig to the board, Anthony Coleman seconded, motion carried.  The office will send the application to the county for final approval.      

d.      Budget Meeting – the new year’s budget needs to be completed.  July 28th at 5pm will be a special meeting to discuss and approve the budget.  One of the things to be included in the budget would be the plan for providing local tv. 


7.     Emergency Response Committee Report:

a.       None. 


8.     Tax Waiver Applications:

a.       2015 list to be given to the Boundary County Treasurer’s Office 


Barry Coleman motioned to adjourn, Anthony Compton seconded, motion carried.


Next Meeting:  Tuesday, August  18th, 2015  at 5 p.m. @ Bonners Ferry Visitors Center.