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Boundary County Translator District

Regular Meeting—Board of Directors

March 15th, 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:

Deborah Youngwirth                                      Eric Lederhos 

Ed Giuliani



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, Rita Pensmith seconded, motion carried.


4.     Old Business:

a.       Frank Sellers – A letter was received from Frank Sellers stating intentions were to not become a non-profit organization.  The board is not willing to change their stand that proof of non-profit activity is needed prior to the board willing to consider not charging rent for equipment Mr. Sellers might want to put on the tower. 

b.      Octane Units – Eric Lederhos has been working to find a buyer for these.  He is still working on this and the board discussed the possibility of a buyer at the NTA meeting coming up in May. 

c.       Installation of Camera Update – this is set to coincide with the station installation.

d.      ICRMP Insurance – tabled to April meeting – the board asked if Darrell Kerby could attend the April meeting to allow them to ask questions and to better understand the coverage the translator has. 

e.       Aged Receivables Update - $500/month plus $100 additional will be required of North in order to continue service.  Once he is caught up, the board would like to see him pay $100 over the monthly rental to prevent this from continuing to happen. 

f.       Reappointment of Rita Pensmith – Heather Gemmrig motioned to approve the reappointment of Rita, Anthony seconded, motion carried.

g.      NTA Meeting Membership & Attendees – Anthony Compton, Rita Pensmith, Heather Gemmrig and Allen Gemmrig are all planning to attend the conference.  The NAB conference is also scheduled for April 16-21 in Las Vegas. 


5.     Maintenance Report

a.       FM Translator Quote –Eric Lederhos presented a quote for around $3400 for two.  He would like to have at least one as a spare.  Rita Pensmith motioned to approve the purchase of one with a second pending more information from Eric later this week regarding HD capacity. 

b.      Trackster machine hours and miles – For the number of miles, it is reasonable that the machine would need maintenance at this point.  Eric stated that the doors and back window would cost about $1000 to get as well.  This purchase will be tabled to a future meeting as the doors and back are not needed until weather starts to become an issue.  Anthony Compton also asked Eric to find out the life expectancy on the machine.



a.       Revenue and Usage – Michael Listman is continuing to work on revenue streams.

b.      Programming – no update at this time.

c.       Equipment – KeyCodes pending arrival.

d.      Community – no update at this time.

e.       Promotion – plan to have a booth at the fair.


7.      New Business:

a.       Forest Service Communications Lease – Was presented and signed by Allen Gemmrig. 

b.      Ed Giuliani was in attendance as an interested potential board member. 


8.     Emergency Response Committee Report:

a.       No Update.


9.     Tax Waiver Applications:

a.       None


The board entered into executive session at 5:55pm.  The board exited executive session at 6:42pm.


Heather Gemmrig motioned to adjourn, Rita Pensmith seconded, motion carried.


Next Meeting:  Tuesday, April  19th, 2016 at 5 p.m. @ Bonners Ferry Visitors Center.