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Boundary County Translator District

Regular Meeting—Board of Directors

June 21st, 2016

Chairman Allen Gemmrig called the regular meeting of the Boundary County Translator District Board of Directors to order at 5:05 p.m.


1.     Roll Call Present:

a.       Board Members:

Rita Pensmith                                                  Anthony Compton

Allen Gemmrig                                               Heather Gemmrig

Ed Giuliani


Also Present:

Marlaina Davy                                                Eric Lederhos


2.     Minutes of Previous Meeting

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


3.     Treasurer’s Report

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


4.     Old Business:

a.       Ed Giuliani – Ed was approved by the Boundary County Commissioners to become a new board member.

b.      Octane Units – The units did not go to the NTA meeting.  Deb’s office will research Idaho code to find out the correct process to dispose of surplus equipment.

c.       Installation of Camera Update – The cameras are installed but they need to be focused.

d.      ICRMP Insurance – The office will ask Darrell Kerby at Pace Kerby Insurance to insure the studio equipment located at 6541 Main Street for $115,000.00.

e.       Aged Receivables Update – North made a payment of $500 in June. 

f.       Tower Replacement Bid Specs – Eric Lederhos was looking at the proposed tower location behind the ice bridge.  This location is going to take a lot of work to make it level. It will be difficult to get an excavator into the location because of the tight space.  Eric has asked the Forest Service to consider the removal of the lookout tower, so our new tower could be placed where the lookout tower in currently located.  Eric said that the Forest Service might be interested in moving the lookout tower house to another location.  The office will look for a contract with Verizon Wireless discussing the new tower.


5.     Maintenance Report

a.       FM Translator Quote –Eric Lederhos has these at his office and they are ready to be installed.



a.       Revenue and Usage – TechPartner has had some kinks in the broadcasting.  As soon as the kinks are worked out advertising and content will be more actively pursued. 

b.      Programming – Channel 9 has had some pixilation.

c.       Equipment – The City Council Meetings are scheduled to be broadcasted in July.  Audio is a problem in the meeting room at City Hall.  TechPartner is looking into options for broadcasting the County Commissioner meetings.  These meetings are a little more difficult to broadcast than the City Council meetings as they take place three times a week for eight hours each day. 

d.      Community – Nothing to update.

e.       Promotion – Advertising is currently being run in the Boundary County Chamber of Commerce newsletter.


7.      New Business:

a.       Paul RW Antony Email – Anthony Compton is in the process of scheduling something with Paul.  Tabled to next month’s meeting.

b.      Priest Lake Search & Rescue Inc. – Priest Lake Search & Rescue submitted a request to put equipment on the Black Mountain site.  Anthony Compton motioned to send a letter to Priest Lake Search & Rescue stating that they are welcome to be on our Black Mountain Tower.  The monthly fees will be $50.00 for rack space, $50.00 for electric, and $55.00 for antenna feet for a total of $155.00 per month.  The letter will also state the rack sharing in not allowed per the Districts site standards.  Rita Pensmith seconded, motion carried.


8.     Emergency Response Committee Report:

a.       No Update.


9.     Tax Waiver Applications:

a.       Larry Hosterman – 8756 Old Highway 2 Loop – The signal testing has not been completed.  Tabled to the July meeting.  Eric Lederhos will send a digital copy of the signal strength map to the board for the next meeting. 


10.                     Executive Session:

a.   Executive Session was entered into at 6:22 p.m.  Executive Session was exited at 7:18 p.m.  No motions were made.



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


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