Indian Wells Valley TV Booster, Inc.

Minutes of the August 1, 2011 board meeting

A. Opening
1. Call to order
President Cole called the meeting to order at 5:08 pm.
2. Attendance
Board members present: Blazek, Cole, Longo, Manos, Middlemiss, Wetzel
Board members absent: Ash, Katzenstein, Schneider
Visitors: Ron Garback, Roy Mayhugh
3. Approval of minutes
The minutes of the July 2011 meeting were accepted as posted (Blazek's motion, 2nd by Manos, passed on a voice vote, 6 ayes, no nays, no abstentions).
4. Treasurer's report
The final report for June 2011 was distributed. There was $1600.00 in donation income, $242.45 from the sale of ITS pallets on EBay, and a $458.94 refund from the Post Office while expenditures were $1384.78. At the end of June, combined balances in all Booster accounts totaled to $51,240.52.
5. Correspondence
A letter was received from the Navy informing us of a vendor access meeting. Manos will attend.
6. Announcements
The 16th Annual Community Dinner and Non-profit Expo is September 10th from 10am to 5pm. Santa's Art Shop is December 3rd and 4th.
B. Committee reports
1. Standing committees
b. Operations
Wetzel made repairs to the K232AM and K261AC FM translators. The air conditioner went out at Laurel Mtn. and the temperature inside the translator building was 90-degrees. One of the two non-functioning wall units was replaced as a stop gap measure until a new sealed compressor could be purchased and installed.
3. Digital Transition committee
The committee met to discuss the FCC's new Broadband Initiative with respect to its channel packing efforts, swapping channel 41 for channel 31, purchasing Victor Garcia's channel 19 translator and panel antenna array, and signing a letter stating that the Booster will accept interference from channel 42 on channel 41 because the FCC granted our channel 41 displacement to channel 19.
D. New business
1. Middlemiss moved to negotiate the purchase of a used Pineapple translator for Channel 19, not to exceed $4000, and four used panel antennas, not to exceed $4000. (Wetzel 2nd, 6 ayes, no nays or abstentions, voice vote)
2. Middlemiss moved to accept the previous action of signing the letter to the FCC accepting interference from channel 42. (Wetzel 2nd, 6 ayes, no nays or abstentions, voice vote)
3. Wetzel moved to authorize Katzenstein to pay, not to exceed $900, the Gentry bill for the HVAC service call and the window A/C. (Middlemiss 2nd, 6 ayes, no nays or abstentions, voice vote)
4. Cole moved to authorize the purchase of a used Linear encoder and a new satellite dish receiver from Roy Mayhugh, not to exceed $9500. (Manos 2nd, 6 ayes, no nays or abstentions, voice vote)
5. Cole moved to authorize the purchase of a second window A/C from Gentry and order a replacement HVAC sealed compressor, not to exceed $5500. (Manos 2nd, 6 ayes, no nays or abstentions, voice vote)
E. Discussion items
1. End Of Analog
There was a discussion about the FCC's date of September 1, 2015 to turn off all analog TV translators.
F. Closure
1. Next meeting: 5:00 PM, September 12, 2011, Vaughn Realty Meeting Room, Ridgecrest
2. Adjournment: There being no further business, President Cole adjourned the meeting at 6:34 pm.

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