Indian Wells Valley TV Booster, Inc.

Minutes of the August 4, 2008 board meeting

A. Opening
1. Call to order
President Cole called the meeting to order at 5:07 PM.
2. Attendance
Board members present: Blazek, Cole, Katzenstein, Longo, Manos, Middlemiss, Starr, Wetzel
Board members absent: Ash
3. Approval of minutes
The minutes of the July 7 board meeting were approved as distributed (Cole, 2nd by Blazek, passed on a voice vote with 7 ayes, no nays or abstentions).
4. Treasurer's report
Treasurer Blazek distributed a printed report for July, reporting income of $315 from donations. Expenses were $573.42 for a tuner and power supplies (reimbursing Wetzel) plus a telephone bill of $51. Resulting balances in all accounts totaled $19,917.36.
5. Correspondence
Blazek reported receiving property tax bills from Kern County ($655.35 for Laurel Mountain equipment and facilities) and San Bernardino County ($143.16 for B Mountain), as well as a California state invoice of $20 for our corporate filing fee.
6. Announcements
Wetzel reported that he had succeeded in selling the surplus Day Sequerra HD radio equipment for the Booster for $500. Longo reported that she is now a full-time employee (administrative assistant) at Adelman Broadcasting. (Following discussion, there was consensus that no conflict of interest is likely to exist.)
B. Committee reports
1. Standing committees
a. Nominating
Middlemiss reported that West Katzenstein has agreed to assume the responsibilities of Treasurer for the remainder of Mr. Blazek's term in that office. Blazek will remain as a member of the Board and handle the next mass mailing.
b. Operations
Wetzel reported that the Channel 11 digital converter box had to be reset to restore service after the station's signal ceased to be broadcast. Installation of the new TV translator power supplies is pending. Meanwhile, the FCC has approved construction permits for new FM rebroadcast frequencies for KLOS and KPFK. New crystals have already been received for those frequencies, but installation and testing will have to be completed before the Booster can resume translating these radio stations (hopefully within a few weeks).
d. Telephone recorder messages
There were inquiries about Channel 11 (off the air for a while) and KCET (Channel 55 discontinued, analog broadcast now carried only on Channel 59).
D. New business
1. Middlemiss nominated Katzenstein to succeed Blazek for the remainder of the current Treasurer's term, effective at the meeting's conclusion and transitioning for a period estimated at two months. (Motion seconded by Blazek and carried on a voice vote, 8-0-0)
2. Blazek moved that Katzenstein be added to the bank signature card(s). (Seconded by Manos, passed 8-0-0 by voice)
3. Blazek moved that the Board approve expenditures associated with transitioning the Treasurer's office. These costs, not to exceed $300, will allow for software updates (Quicken, Filemaker), and fresh banking and bookkeeping supplies. (Seconded by Manos, passed 8-0-0 by voice)
F. Closure
1. Next meeting: 5:00 PM, September 8, 2008 (in lieu of Labor Day), Vaughn Realty Meeting Room, Ridgecrest
2. Adjournment: There being no further business, President Cole adjourned the meeting at 6:07 pm.

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