July 10, 2007 KSDP Board Meeting Minutes

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

Meeting of the Board of Directors

KSDP Broadcast Center, Sand Point City Hall

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

8:30 P.M.


Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 8:30 p.m. by Chairperson, Jim Brown.

Roll Call

Board members present: Chairperson, Jim Brown, Vice-Chairperson, Robbe Gilmour, Secretary / Treasurer, Kelly O’Keefe – Bjornstad.

Board members absent: Joanna Karlsen and Chris Holmberg

Staff: General Manager, Kells Hetherington, Jeremy Krone

Approval of Agenda

Robbe moved to approve the agenda.  Kelly seconded the motion.

Vote=unanimous, yes.

Approval of Minutes

Robbe moved to approve the minutes from the June 5, 2007 meeting with the amendment of $18,000.00 to be listed as legal fees under, Old Business, item a., Fiscal Year 07-08 Budget. Jim seconded the motion.

Station Managers Report

Kells reported that the news director would be out on leave for medical matters and that he and the programming director would be covering the extra duties for the mean time.  Kells also reported that proper permits and other things are being worked out before the space lease to Alaska Wireless on the tower is finalized.  Also reported, there are receiving problems with the phone line and broadcasting program as well as some dissatisfaction with KDLG programming.  Discussion was held of providing BBC World News instead of KSDLG news.  It was mentioned that fisherman do listen to the catch reports on KDLG.  IT was mentioned that KSDP personnel can provide catch reports.

He also mentioned that a site technical visit to do maintenance on KSDP equipment by Jamie Waiste should be soon.

Old business

  1. Fiscal Year 07-08 Budget: Discussion was held regarding Computer hard drive problems an that there isn’t enough memory to allow programming needs.  It was requested that the Board approve a budget allowance to upgrade the hardware.

Robbe moved to approve $2,000.00 t be allocated to upgrade the hard drive memory for programming needs.  Kelly seconded the motion.

Vote=unanimous, yes.

Discussion was held regarding approving the budgeted amounts for employee wages.

Kelly moved to approve the Station Manager contract with noted amendments in regard to leave time and to approve the Programming Director hourly wage with said leave time already listed in the policy handbook and with holidays as listed in the handbook.  Robbe seconds the motion with the amendment to include the pay rate to be retro to July 1, 2007.

Vote=unanimous, yes.

New Business

***All New Business items were discussed under Manager’s Report.  No action was taken on the agenda items.

Next Meeting

The next KSDP Board of Directors Meeting will be September 18, 2007 at 8:30 p.m. at the KSDP Station.


Robbe made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Kelly seconded.  Vote = Unanimous, yes.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:20 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Kelly C. O’Keefe-Bjornstad / Secretary-Treasurer

These minutes were re-typed by Shannon Sommer, Administrative Assistant.