Indian Wells Valley TV Booster, Inc.

Minutes of the October 6, 2008 board meeting

A. Opening
1. Call to order
President Cole called the meeting to order at 5:11 pm.
2. Attendance
Board members present: Cole, Katzenstein, Longo, Manos, Middlemiss, Starr, Wetzel
Board members absent: Ash, Blazek
Visitors: Roy Mayhugh
3. Approval of minutes
The minutes of the September 8 board meeting were approved as corrected (Cole's motion, 2nd by Wetzel, passed by 7 ayes without opposition or abstentions.)
4. Treasurer's report
Middlemiss distributed the September report prepared by Blazek, which showed income of $125 from donations and $500 from the authorized sale of surplus equipment; total revenue for the month was $625. Expenditures totaling $3,082.88 were detailed as follows: $51 to Verizon for telephone service; $97.38 to reimburse Wetzel for equipment expenses; $750 to the Community Broadcasters Association for advance conference fees; and $2,184.50 to Pineapple Technologies for essential broadcast equipment. As of September 30 the remaining balance in all accounts totaled just over $16,551.
5. Correspondence
Middlemiss reported receipt of the CBA Conference brochure, a newsletter from the National Translater Association, and the temporary FCC license for FM radio station KLOS (relocated to translate at 98.9 MHz). The final licenses for both KLOS and KPFK (relocated to translate at 99.5) are pending. Cole reported receiving an extension of the Booster contract with the Navy through 31 December along with an application for contract renewal.
6. Announcements
New Treasurer Katzenstein reported having met with Blazek for transition training, which he estimates is about one-third complete.
7. Review of calendar and agenda
Volunteers were requested for staffing the Booster booth at Maturango Junction downtown on October 25. Mr. Mayhugh was to coordinate equipment and utilities requirements for the booth.
B. Committee reports
1. Standing committees
b. Operations
Broken cable on the Channel 9 translator was replaced, and Channel 39 is now working. KCNV (FM 107.1) is back on the air following a 3-day interruption of signal from Las Vegas and a subsequent pause for adjusting the local power level and stereo modulation equipment.
c. Publicity
Middlemiss was working on text updates for the annual pre-Holidays Boostergram. Starr was also to follow up on getting Community Dinner tickets for the Booster to sell. Cole and Wetzel were designated to meet with Robert Adelman for informal discussions about publicizing the digital TV transition and about possible availability of any surplus broadcast channels locally.
d. Telephone recorder messages
Inquiries were received concerning intermittent outages on Channel 9 and lack of signal on KCNV prior to the repairs on both.
F. Closure
1. Next meeting: 5:00 PM, November 3, 2008, Vaughn Realty Meeting Room, Ridgecrest
2. Adjournment: There being no further business, President Cole adjourned the meeting at 6:20 pm.

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