Boundary County Translator District

Regular Meeting—Board of Directors

July 18th, 2017

Heather Gemmrig called the regular meeting of the Boundary County Translator District Board of Directors to order at 5:01 p.m.


1.    Roll Call Present:

a.   Board Members:

Allen Gemmrig - Excused                              Anthony Compton - Excused

Dave Wenk                                                   Heather Gemmrig

John Youngwirth


Also Present:

Deborah Youngwirth                                      Eric Lederhos

Gerald Higgs                                                                                                  



2.    Minutes of Previous Meeting

a.     Dave Wenk motioned to approve the previous month’s minutes as presented.  John Youngwirth seconded, motion carried.  Dave Wenk voted yes, Heather Gemmrig voted yes, John Youngwirth voted yes, motion passed. 


3.    Treasurer’s Report

John Youngwirth motioned to approve the Treasurer’s report as presented. Heather Gemmrig seconded.  John Youngwirth voted yes, Dave Wenk voted yes, Heather Gemmrig voted yes, motion passed. 


4.     Old Business:

a.     2017 Black Mountain Tower Bid Update – Verizon has yet to make a decision on this issue.  They are hesitant because the bid came in about $100k higher than they expected.  Eric Lederhos recommended the board consider funding the difference in pursuit of getting the tower installed this year and getting that work done.  Since two of the five board members were not present to make this decision, it was decided to hold a special meeting on July 25th at 5pm to discuss further and to have a full board present. 

b.     District Email Address/Website – at this time we are unable to access the site to update with minutes and other information as Michael Listman has the access information to update.  This issue will be tabled until we can find out additional information. 


5.    Maintenance Report

a.     Eric Lederhos – Issue with 102.3.  Eric swapped some frequencies around to make the changes that were needed. 

b.     Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge – Equipment Removal – Eric removed the equipment as requested by KNWR. 



a.     Future of the Studio – tabled to special meeting.


7.     New Business:  

a.     USDA Copper Creek Site Visit – John Barnett has offered to work on new frequency applications.  This item will be tabled to special meeting to discuss further.


8.    Emergency Response Committee Report:

      a.   No Update.


9.    Tax Waiver Applications:

a.     None


10. Executive Session:

a.     None. 


John Youngwirth motioned to adjourn, Dave Wenk seconded.  John Youngwirth voted yes, Dave Wenk voted yes, Heather Gemmrig voted yes, motion passed. 


Next Meeting: Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 at 5 p.m. @ the office of Youngwirth, Davis & Associates (Special Meeting).

Next Regular meeting Tuesday, Aug 15th at 5pm @ the office of Youngwirth, Davis & Associates.