Indian Wells Valley TV Booster, Inc.

Minutes of the June 6, 2011 board meeting

A. Opening
1. Call to order
President Cole called the meeting to order at 5:32 pm.
2. Attendance
Board members present: Cole, Katzenstein, Longo, Manos, Middlemiss
Board members absent: Ash, Blazek, Schneider, Wetzel
Visitors: Ron Garback, Roy Mayhugh
3. Approval of minutes
The minutes of the May 2011 meeting were accepted (Katzenstein's motion, 2nd by Longo, passed on a voice vote, 5 ayes, no nays, no abstentions).
4. Treasurer's report
Katzenstein distributed the final report for April 2011. There was $300 donation income in April while expenditures were $1280.25. At the end of April, combined balances in all Booster accounts totaled to $13,594.23.
5. Correspondence
Katzenstein reported receiving 170 donations in response to the annual mailing. The bank indicates that the NTIA has deposited over $32,000 in grants from our last round of applications.
B. Committee reports
1. Standing committees
b. Operations
During a recent trip to Laurel Mtn. to retrieve the channel 33 Linear translator, the channel 21 translator was found to be down in power and was adjusted back to 100%.
C. Old business
1. Another $170 was paid to the FCC for the STA on channel 41.
2. It cost $195.78 to ship the channel 33 translator back to Linear to be retuned.
D. New business
1. Middlemiss moved to purchase a Ku band dish and receiver for feeding a translator encoder, cost not to exceed $2000.00. (Manos 2nd, 5 ayes, no nays or abstentions, voice vote).
E. Discussion items
1. Next Round of NTIA Grant Applications
There was a short discussion about starting and submitting the next NTIA grant applications for channels 47 and 49 before July 1. On that date, the NTIA will use the 2010 census data for eligibility. Although we don't expect it to make a difference, we already know we're eligible under the 2000 census data.
2. Removing Channel 14 Antennas from "B" Mtn.
There was a discussion about using the services of R.E.D. Electric to remove the channel 14 antennas from "B" Mtn.
F. Closure
1. Next meeting: 5:00 PM, July 11, 2011, Vaughn Realty Meeting Room, Ridgecrest
2. Adjournment: There being no further business, President Cole adjourned the meeting at 6:31 pm.

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