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Boundary County Translator District

Regular Meeting—Board of Directors

January 19th, 2016

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                                                  Anthony Compton

Allen Gemmrig                                               Heather Gemmrig


Also Present:

Mike Listman                                                  Marlaina Davy

Eric Lederhos                                                  Frank Sellers


2.     Minutes of Previous Meeting

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

            A delinquent letter will be sent to North giving a deadline of 30 days to become current.


3.     Treasurer’s Report

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


4.     Old Business:

a.       Frank Sellers –Discussion surrounded a request made by Frank Sellers to have the fees waved for a non profit GMRS repeater on Black Mountain.  Anthony Compton motioned to ask for documentation from Frank showing that he/ his business is registered with the IRS as a non-profit organization.  If Frank Sellars is able to provide the documentation the board will consider a fee structure at that time.  If Frank is not a non-profit entity he will be charged $50.00 for rack space, $50.00 for an electric share, and $10.00 per antenna foot.  Heather Gemmrig seconded, motion carried.

b.      Octane Units – Eric Lederhos left a message but has not heard anything back yet.

c.       Installation of Camera Update – E.L. Automation has not been up to Black Mountain yet, but should be in the next couple of weeks.

d.      Black Mountain Site Management Plan – This has passed the deadline of January 15th, 2016.  Heather Gemmrig motioned to accept the changes from the Forest Service.  Rita Pensmith seconded, motion carried.

e.       NAB Meeting – This meeting will help the Board to understand what Tech Partner is doing in the studio.  Heather Gemmrig motioned to approve travel and hotel expenses for any Board members that wish to attend the meeting.  Anthony Compton seconded, motion carried.


5.     Maintenance Report

a.       FM Translator Quote –It is believed that John Barnett sold us the last Translator. Eric is going to try and find a new representative for a replacement translator.

b.      List of Items needed for maintenance - We needed a UHF amplifier Eric purchased a couple that are listed on his invoice this month.  Eric would like to purchase some replacement cables for a latter time.



a.       Revenue and Usage – Michael Listman is going to discuss cost sharing with Chuck Newhouse as an alternative to payment for his service.

b.      Programming – no update at this time

c.       Equipment – Most of the equipment that was ordered has arrived.  Michael Listman will send out an invitation to the Board members when KeyCode is onsite to give out lessons.

d.      Community – no update at this time.

e.       Promotion – no update at this time.


7.      New Business:

a.       ICRMP Property Appraisal – The Board has some questions regarding what is currently insured at Black Mountain and the Copper Creek site?  The Board would also like to know how our coverage is setup when comparing replacement values and depreciation values?

b.      NTA Meeting will be put on the March agenda.

c.       Rita Pensmith’s Board position is up for renewal.  Anthony Gemmrig motioned to renew Rita Pensmith’s tterm.  Heather Gemmrig seconded, motion carried.

d.      Tower Tenants – With the next billing a notice will be sent out with statements letting the tenants know that they must provide a certificate of liability and workers compensation insurance for our files.  This will be an annual requirements for our tenants and a notice will be send out each year with  the Forest Service site service fee.


8.     Emergency Response Committee Report:

a.       No Update.


9.     Tax Waiver Applications:

a.       None


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


Next Meeting:  Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 at 5 p.m. @ Bonners Ferry Visitors Center.