Indian Wells Valley TV Booster, Inc.

Minutes of the September 8, 2008 board meeting

A. Opening
1. Call to order
President Cole called the meeting to order at 5:05 pm.
2. Attendance
Board members present: Blazek, Cole, Katzenstein, Manos, Middlemiss, Starr, Wetzel
Board members absent: Ash, Longo
Visitors: Roy Mayhugh
3. Approval of minutes
The minutes of the August 4 board meeting were approved as corrected (Cole's motion, seconded by Wetzel, passed with 7 ayes, no nays or abstentions).
4. Treasurer's report
Blazek presented a printed financial report covering both July and August. The July figures were unchanged from last month's report. No income was reported for August, while expenditures amountedto $917.16, including $798.51 paid for property taxes, $50 for telephone service, and $48.65 reimbursed to Wetzel for equipment purchase. Balances in all accounts at the end of August totaled $19,008.98.
5. Correspondence
Blazek reported receiving FCC construction permits for FM frequencies 98.9 and 99.5 MHz. Also, the Booster's request for a Maturango Junction booth just north of Lugo's Flooring on Balsam Street was approved (the event is Saturday, October 25), and we received formal announcement of the Community Broadcasters Association conference, October 26-28 in Las Vegas.
6. Announcements
The Community Dinner will be held Saturday, November 22. Mr. Starr is to coordinate the sale of tickets on the Booster's behalf.
B. Committee reports
1. Standing committees
b. Operations
Wetzel reported that, following receipt of crystals for FM frequencies 98.9 and 99.5 MHz, the translators were rebuilt for KLOS and KPFK respectively, and both stations are now on the air at those new frequencies. Also, the initial installation of a power supply and a Pineapple Technologies' amplifier "pallet" for Channel 39 was completed successfully, and orders have been placed for four additional pallets to convert the remaining ITS units.
c. Publicity
According to Middlemiss, a press release was sent to both Ridgecrest newspapers, and the News Review printed it.
D. New business
1. The Board authorized expenditure(s) not to exceed $4,000 for the purpose of upgrading as many as four of the Booster's ITS translators, including amplifiers, power supplies, fans, etc. (Middlemiss, 2nd by Manos, passed 6-0, Wetzel abstaining).
2. The Board authorized payment of advance registration fees of $250 for each of three (maximum) representatives to attend the Community Broadcasters Association conference, October 26-28, in Las Vegas; the total expenditure for that purpose not to exceed $750. Travel, lodging, and meal expenses are to be borne by the attending participants. (Middlemiss, 2nd by Manos, passed 7-0-0).
F. Closure
1. Next meeting: 5:00 PM, October 6, 2008, Vaughn Realty Meeting Room, Ridgecrest
2. Adjournment: There being no further business, President Cole adjourned the meeting at 6:25 pm.

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