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Boundary County Translator District

Regular Meeting—Board of Directors

February 16th, 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                                                 


2.     Minutes of Previous Meeting

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


3.     Treasurer’s Report

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


4.     Old Business:

a.       Frank Sellers –A draft letter to Frank Sellers was read.  Heather Gemmrig motioned to send the letter.  Rita Pensmith seconded, motion carried.

b.      Octane Units – Eric Lederhos has been playing phone tag and might have someone that is interested in the units.

c.       Installation of Camera Update – E.L. Automation has not been up to Black Mountain yet.

d.      Black Mountain Site Management Plan – Finalized Copy – Anthony Compton motioned to accept the plan as presented.  Rita Pensmith seconded, motion carried.

e.       Aged Receivables – North Idaho Connection & American Messaging Services –

                                                        i.            North Idaho Connection was sent a letter on January 20th, 2016 stating that the bill must be brought current by February 29th, 2016.  Gary Garret brought a payment of $750.00 to Deborah Youngwirth CPA’s office today.  Rita Pensmith motioned to send North Idaho Connection a letter thanking him for his payment and stating the remaining balance due ($1,557.33) must be brought current by the February 29th, 2016 deadline.  If North Idaho Connection is in need of a payment plan he must contact the office before February 29th, 2016 to avoid termination of the lease.  He will be sent a copy of his lease agreement stating that at 90 days past due his lease is in jeopardy of being terminated per his agreement with the District dated September 15th, 2015.  Heather Gemmrig seconded, motion passed.

                                                      ii.            American Messaging Services is in arrears over 90 days.  Anthony Compton motioned to send them a letter giving them one month to bring the account current.  Rita Pensmith seconded, motion carried.


5.     Maintenance Report

a.       FM Translator Quote –Eric Lederhos talked to a company that is a Larcan distributer out of Australia.  Eric recommends that the Board continue to purchase Larcan products as we are already using them and they are a good product.  Eric Lederhos will email out the quote to the board as soon as he receives it.

b.      UTV had a broken dump, track and belt.  E.L. Automation has fixed the UTV and it is in working order.  Discussion surrounded the expenses associated with owning the UTV compared to the snowmobiles.  The Board would like to research this further and would like Eric Lederhos to bring a report showing the mileage and hours on the UTV.

c.       Channel six has been fluctuating quite a bit with the ice on the antenna.

d.      Intermax sent an email to Eric Lederhos a while back asking to put a two foot dish on the tower.  Deborah Youngwirth’s Office will email Eric Lederhos a copy of the formula used to bill for tenants.



a.       Revenue and Usage – Michael Listman is going to discuss cost sharing with Chuck Newhouse as the Translator District is unable to pay for content.

b.      Programming – The Translator District has been assigned Channel 9.

c.       Equipment – The studio is scheduled to be complete before the next Board meeting.  Michael Listman will send the Board a message when KeyCode will be in town to perform  training.

d.      Community – no update at this time.

e.       Promotion – no update at this time.


7.      New Business:

a.       Forest Service Application Accepted – The Application for a new tower was approved by the Forest Service.  Allen motioned to pay the application fee via phone on 1/28/16.  Rita seconded, motion carried.

b.      Website Out of Date - The Translator Board received an email stating that the website is out of date.  Michael Listman will get with Marlaina Davy to show her how to update the meeting minutes on the website to keep it current.


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, March 17th, 2016 at 5 p.m. @ Bonners Ferry Visitors Center.