Boundary County Translator District

Special Meeting—Board of Directors

April 4th, 2017

Chairman Allen Gemmrig called the special meeting of the Boundary County Translator District Board of Directors to order at 5:00 p.m.


1.    Roll Call Present:

a.     Board Members:

Anthony Compton                             Allen Gemmrig

Heather Gemmrig                               Dave Wenk

John Youngwirth



Also Present:

Deborah Youngwirth                          Marlaina Davy           


2.     New Business:  

a.       Open Meeting Violation – It was discovered that a violation to the Open Meeting Law occurred on October 4, 2015 at a special meeting held by the Translator Board.  Business discussed included the annual budget for 2015-2016; the contract to provide TV broadcast studio services to the county from TechPartner; the expired terms of Michael Listman and Barry Coleman; board appointment of board positions.  As a result of the open meeting violation, all items discussed and approved were done so in violation of the Open Meeting Law.  It was advised by the attorney to ratify the items discussed and approved.  Dave Wenk motioned to approve ratification, Allen Gemmrig seconded, John Youngwirth approved, Anthony Compton approved, Heather Gemmrig approved, Dave Wenk approved, Allen Gemmrig approved.  All in favor, motion passed.    

b.       Review Service Contract & Lease Agreement – Dave Wenk provided a copy of the Request to Examine Public Records for the county.  The office will forward to the attorney for review.  Upon legal review of the contracts for studio management services, and lease agreement for studio space rental, the attorney advised that both contracts were in violation of Idaho State Law and would need to be remedied immediately.  The letter as drafted by attorney was discussed.  The board made a couple of changes to wording, dates change and discussed delivery.  The office communicated with the attorney regarding questions surrounding the changes to be made, and delivery method.  The board would like to expedite the notification and looked into the option of serving the letter immediately.  The board discussed changing the dates from April 5th-7th to Dates to change from April 5th-7th to April 5th – 8th.

c.       NAB conference – The board discussed who was able to attend the NAB conference.  Allen Gemmrig stated he is available to attend.  Anthony Compton motioned to approve Allen Gemmrig to attend the NAB training the week of April 24th – 28th, 2017 with hotel and travel expenses to be charged on the District Credit Card.  Per Diem will be issued after the training to cover mileage and meals.  Heather Gemmrig seconded, John Youngwirth approved, Dave Wenk approved, Allen Gemmrig approved.

d.       Anthony Compton motioned to appoint Allen Gemmrig to work with Marlaina Davy and the attorney to iron out the details of the addendums to the bid specs. John Youngwirth Seconded, Dave Wenk approved, Heather Gemmrig approved, Allen Gemmrig approved.


8.    Emergency Response Committee Report:

      a.   No Update.


9.    Tax Waiver Applications:

a.     None


10. Executive Session:

a.     None.   


Allen Gemmrig motioned to adjourn, Dave Wenk seconded, John Youngwirth approved, Anthony Compton approved, Heather Gemmrig approved.


Next Meeting: Tuesday May 2nd, 2017 at 5 p.m. at the office of Youngwirth, Davis and Associates located at 7193 Main Street Bonners Ferry, Idaho.