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Boundary County Translator District

Regular Meeting—Board of Directors

August 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

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, Anthony Compton seconded, motion carried.

            On 8/15/16 Mountain West Bank deposited $60.00 into the Translator account that was supposed to go into Allen Gemmrig’s business account (North Idaho Tactical).  This was corrected on 8/16/16.

            North Idaho Connection’s account is in arrears more than 90 days.  Rita Pensmith motioned to send a certified letter letting them know of the delinquency.  The past due balance must be brought current by September 15th, 2016 or shut off procedures will be initiated.  Heather Gemmrig seconded, motion carried.


4.     Old Business:

a.       Priest Lake Search & Rescue Inc. Lease Agreement - Approved

b.      Octane Units – Tabled to the September meeting.

c.       Installation of Camera Update – The router has been completed.

d.      Tower Replacement Bid Specs – Discussion was had on what will happen to the lookout tower once it has been removed from the lookout tower.  The Board would like to have no liability for the house and deck once it has been placed on the ground.  Anthony Compton motioned to send the bid documents to the attorney for review.  Heather Gemmrig seconded, motion carried.

e.       Paul RW Anthony Email – Paul will be removed from the agenda.  If he wishes to attend a meeting we will put him back onto the agenda.

f.       2016-2017 Budget – Anthony Compton motioned to approve the presented budget for 2016-2017.  Heather Gemmrig seconded, motion carried.


5.     Maintenance Report

a.       Eric Lederhos had Mike Peterson check the ASI on Black Mountain.  Good pictures were received on the way up the mountain.  Mike Peterson’s equipment is very tolerant.  Our equipment is not tolerant so this might be the issue with the Channel 7 pixilation.  Eric Lederhos also talked to Dan Peak of 3 Angels as he has had the same issues.  Dan Peak suggested a new transmitter and receiver.  Anthony Compton motioned to purchase the transmitter and receiver for a cost of no more than $5,000.00.  Ed Giuliani seconded, motion carried.

b.       Priest Lake Search and Rescue would like to be on the receive tower.  Eric Lederhos and Priest Lake Search and Rescue will make sure that we have no signal interference.

c.       We have a Larcan unit that needs sent in for repairs.  It has a low power issue so we are using the backup unit right now.

d.      We currently do not have a spare converter.  Eric Lederhos will bring quotes for the September meeting.

e.       The exhaust fan on Copper Creek has not been installed yet, but it will be installed when the propane is taken up.



a.       Revenue and Usage – No Update

b.      Programming – No Update   

c.       Equipment – ASI equipment – No Update

d.      Community – No Update

e.       Promotion – No Update


7.      New Business:

a.       Terrorism Risk Insurance- Anthony Compton motioned to reject the terrorism risk insurance.  Heather Gemmrig seconded, motion carried.

b.      Lease Agreement – The board would like to review the current lease agreement to add additional fees to be charged when our tenants require additional trips with our maintenance subcontractor to go to the mountain other than the initial site setup. This item will be added to the September agenda.

c.       Anthony Compton setup a Microsoft Office one note account and will discuss this more with the board at the September meeting.


8.     Emergency Response Committee Report:

a.       No Update.


9.     Tax Waiver Applications:

a.       None


10.                     Executive Session:

a.   None.


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


Next Meeting: Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 at 5 p.m. @ Bonners Ferry Visitors Center.