Boundary County Translator District

Special Meeting—Board of Directors

July 25th, 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 - Excused              Dave Wenk

John Youngwirth

 

Also Present:

Deborah Youngwirth                          David Carpenter

Eric Lederhos

 

2.     New Business:  

a.   2017 Black Mountain Tower – Verizon has stated that they are unable to secure funding in excess of the original estimated amount of $139,790.00.  The bid received for tower install came in at $276,728.00 which would leave a short fall of $136,938.00.  The Translator district has funds available in its budget that would allow for coverage of the difference if Verizon would be willing to move forward with their originally approved expense.  John Youngwirth motioned to approve the payment of up to $140,000 for the new tower, pending approval of cost share portion from Verizon, as well as pending legal approval, and signed contract from Verizon. Dave Wenk seconded.  Anthony Compton voted yes, Dave Wenk voted yes, John Youngwirth voted yes, Allen Gemmrig voted yes.  Motion carried.     

b.   Future of the Studio – Mr. Carpenter from Bonners Ferry High School called in via phone and expressed interest in the studio equipment that will no longer be of use to the Translator District.  Anthony Compton motioned to discontinue the studio project at this time, as it is cost prohibitive due to other financial priorities at this time.  Dave Wenk seconded.  Anthony Compton voted yes, Dave Wenk voted yes, John Youngwirth voted yes, Allen Gemmrig voted yes.  The board discussed what to do with the equipment that is remaining.  Discussion surrounded options around putting it up for bid, setting a minimum bid, checking with attorney on possibilities of transferring ownership to the School District.  This item will be tabled to next month’s regular meeting for further discussion and decision. Mr. Carpenter will touch base with the School District to determine if they are willing to take on this project if the district is willing to transfer ownership to them.  He will be in attendance at next month’s regular meeting to further discuss. 

c.   USDA Copper Creek Site Visit – The Copper Creek Site has a booster that is currently operating that Eric had some questions on.  There are also other items that will need to be addressed with frequency changes that John Barnett has agreed to work on for the district. Eric will be working on other items to prepare for the Site Visit.   

 

At the request of the attorney, he would like to meet with the board to discuss pending legal issues.  Anthony Compton motioned to approve setting a Special Meeting for 5pm on Thursday, July 27th, 2017 to hold Executive Session.  Anthony Compton voted yes, Dave Wenk voted yes, John Youngwirth voted yes, Allen Gemmrig voted yes.

 

Allen Gemmrig motioned to adjourn, Dave Wenk seconded, John Youngwirth voted yes, Anthony Compton voted yes, Allen Gemmrig voted yes, Dave Wenk voted yes.

 

Next Meeting: Special Meeting, Thursday, July 27th, at 5pm at the office of Youngwirth, Davis & Associates located at 7193 Main St, Bonners Ferry, Idaho. 

 

Next Regular Monthly Board Meeting:  Tuesday August 15th, 2017 at 5 p.m. at the office of Youngwirth, Davis & Associates located at 7193 Main Street, Bonners Ferry, Idaho.