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Boundary County Translator District

Regular Meeting—Board of Directors

November 17th, 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

Eric Lederhos                                                  Frank Sellers


2.     Minutes of Previous Meeting

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


3.     Treasurer’s Report

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


4.     Old Business:

a.       Cushman Tractor / Old Trackster –talked with a person that may have been interested but was not quite what he was looking for.  The county requires surplus items to be auctioned at the county auction. 

b.      Octane Units – Eric talked to John Barnett who referred Eric to the station manager who is interested in the units but would like to know what we paid for them.  Eric is instead proposing that he can exchange the units to the translator for comparable units that are what we need instead of trying to go the route of selling the units.  Mike Listman can also secure comparable equipment that may be an option as well to consider. 

c.       Installation of Camera Update – all cameras are installed but are not tied to the internet yet to be able to view from bottom of the mountain. 

d.      Filters for Channel 35 –


5.     Maintenance Report

a.       Lost another power supply with no spare.  Eric Lederhos would like to purchase another FM translator.  Eric also has some additional needs and will get together a list of items needed and a cost and will email that out to the board for their review and approval.

b.      Call Sign – Eric Lederhos will work on this. 



a.       KeyCode Media Quote – Mike Listman took a look at the media options.  He feels the list is adequate for our needs.  Mike discussed some of the optional equipment that can be used and optional add-ons for later.  There are some items that Mike can get at a lesser cost than what was quoted by KeyCode. 

b.        Mike Listman just signed the paperwork on the studio building today.  Mike gave an update of the proposed changes to make to the space to supply our needs.



7.      New Business:

a.       Frank Sellers – Antenna Space on Black Mtn – Mr. Sellers would like to secure space on the tower to install a 900 Mhz Open Amateur Radio Repeater and a GMRS Repeater.  Eric Lederhos will see if we have space available to add these and will let the board know.  Since these cannot be installed until spring then this item will be tabled to next month’s meeting when Eric can update the board on space available. 

b.      Studio Reporting Requirements - Mike Listman does not have the proposed list of reporting requirements completed but will have for next month’s meeting.



8.     Emergency Response Committee Report:

a.       With Barry Coleman no longer on the board, we no longer have a representative.  Anthony Compton volunteered to be the new representative.


9.     Tax Waiver Applications:

a.       None


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


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