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Boundary County Translator District

Regular Meeting—Board of Directors

October 20th, 2015

Chairman Allen Gemmrig 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:

Rita Pensmith – Excused                                Anthony Compton

Allen Gemmrig                                               Heather Gemmrig


Also Present:

Mike Listman                                                  Deborah Youngwirth


2.     Minutes of Previous Meeting

Heather Gemmrig motioned to approve the minutes of the previous month as presented, Anthony Compton seconded, motion carried.


3.     Treasurer’s Report

           Heather Gemmrig motioned to approve the treasurer’s report as presented, Anthony Compton seconded, motion carried.


4.     Old Business:

a.       None


5.     Maintenance Report

a.       Uplink antennae – Eric has been working on the link from the studio to the tower.  

b.      KXLY – has shown some interest in octane incoders.  Eric knows that the board will have to have permission from the county to sell the excess equipment but will update the board on the status of this.

c.       Eric has been working on various maintenance items including installation of cameras but they are not yet operable. 

d.      Eric wants to buy filters for channel 35 – the board will wait for a quote from Eric



a.       Call Sign Proposal - Mike Listman proposed the use of the call sign KBCI.  Heather Gemmrig motioned to approve, Anthony Compton seconded, motion carried.

b.      Lease Update - Mike Listman presented a rough budget for cost of station setup.  This includes everything electronic but does not include power, furniture, sets, sound proofing, walls, grid, etc.  The cost is estimated to be around $113,000.

c.       Design Services - Mike Listman has come up with priority groups of users to determine use of studio time.  The groups would include Educational, Commercial, Non-Profit, Public, Government and Private.  Studio time would be scheduled on a first come, first serve basis. 




7.      New Business:

a.       Anthony Compton motioned to remove Michael Listman as a signer and add Allen Gemmrig on the Mountain West Bank accounts.  Deborah Youngwirth will continue to be a signer on the accounts.  Heather Gemmrig seconded motion, with all in favor.

b.      Studio Access Priorization – see Design Services above.

c.       Studio Reporting Requirements

d.      American Messaging Lease – the lease was presented and signed.

e.       Cushman Tractor/ Old Trackster – tabled to next month’s meeting when Eric can be present to discuss.


8.     Emergency Response Committee Report:

a.       None. 


9.     Tax Waiver Applications:

a.       None


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


Next Meeting:  Tuesday, November 15th, 2015 at 5 p.m. @ Bonners Ferry Visitors Center.