Indian Wells Valley TV Booster, Inc.

Minutes of June 5, 2006 board meeting

A. Opening
1. Call to order
The meeting was called to order by President Cole at 5:20 PM.
2. Attendance
Board members present: Blazek, Cole, Manos, Middlemiss, Schneider, Wetzel
Board members absent: Ash, Greene, Longo
3. Approval of minutes
The minutes of the May meeting as posted to the Web site were approved.
4. Treasurer's report
Treasurer Blazek verified that April's report was correct and presented the report for May 2006: we have a little over $35,000 in the bank.
5. Correspondence
Treasurer Blazek reported receiving around $85 in donations last month. One of the donations asked where channel 53 went and what digital TV to buy. We also received notices from the FCC to renew our 16 TV translator licenses.
B. Committee reports
1. Standing committees
b. Operations
The Laurel Mountain site was cleaned up by Roy Mayhugh for an anticipated visit from the FCC.
D. New business
1. Change Next Month's Meeting Date
Motion to change next month's meeting date from July 3rd to July 10th by Treasurer Blazek. Seconded by Member Manos. Motion carried: 6 ayes, 3 absent.
E. Discussion items
1. Our Digital Translators
Rumor has it that Pineapple Technologies will have three of our new translators finished soon. The fourth translator's filter seems to be having a problem meeting the FCC mask requirements.
2. FM channel displacement
At the NTA meeting it was learned that we could file a displacement application for our displaced FM channel 88.7.
There was a discussion of the possibility of putting up an HDTV billboard ad when we roll out HDTV. Of further discussion was a scheme for providing digital signals to retailers.
F. Closure
1. Next meeting: 5:00 PM, July 10, 2006, Kern County Library, Ridgecrest
2. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 6:35 PM.

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