January 9, 2007 KSDP Board Meeting Minutes

Posted on: February 27th, 2009 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: Minutes

KSDP Broadcast Center, Sand Point City Hall

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

2:00 P.M.


Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 2:04 p.m.

Roll Call

Directors Present: Edi Hodges (Hodges) Wayne Hodges (WHodges), Nora Newman

Staff: Kells Hetherington, Linda Brown

Approval of Agenda

Hodges moved to approve the agenda as presented. Newman seconded and the motion passed without objection.

New Business

Alaska Department of Labor / Internal Revenue Service Penalty

Hetherington reported that he issued a check in the amount of $8,218.00 to the IRS for late and insufficient funds. Discussion centered on the role of the finance manager and the accountant. Hodges recommended that Karen Foster, CPA investigate discrepancies with AKDOL and the IRS which has been an ongoing problem.

Office Lease / Request for additional space

Hetherington reported that according to Mayor Gardner, the current office space and rental will remain at the present cost but that additional storage space will cost an additional $800.00 per month.

New Business

Part-time News Director Position

Hetherington discussed the addition of a part-time, news director to the staff of KSDP. The position ill be posted at twenty hours per week, wages DOE.

ACTION: Hodges moved for a part-time news director position to be posted, Newman seconded and it was approved unanimously.

Associated Press

Hetherington proposed a service to access wire service.

ACTION: Hodges moved to table the proposal until a news director employed, WHodges seconded and it was approved unanimously.

News Room 4

Hetherington proposed a news program.

ACTION: Hodges moved to table the proposal until a news director employed, WHodges seconded and it was approved unanimously.

Resignation of Lisa Green, Finance Manager

Hetherington stated that Lisa Green, Finance manager resigned in Decemner 2006 due to illness. Discussion regarding a new finance manager, current responsibilities including grant and audit documentation ensued.

OMT / Media Touch

The bard reviewed current computer hardware and software problems.

ACTION: Hodges motioned for on-site repair and training to be competed as soon as arrangements can be made. WHodges seconded and it was approved unanimously.

Community Internet Access

Hetherington provided an update on the radio station, satellite systems for community internet access. Hodges recommended such projects to be tabled for the present time.


Hetherington reported that the Bill Cody program was cancelled, saving the station $250.00 per month.

Report from the General Manager

Public Comments & Discussion


Next Meeting

Tuesday, April 3, 2007 at 2 P.M. – APBI Conference Center.

These minutes were typed by Shannon Sommer, Administrative Assistant.