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Part-Time Bookkeeper Job Available! That and other jobs will be posted in July

Our bookkeeper is leaving us at the end of the month of July! We need a new part-time bookkeeper! Approximately 20-25 hours per week. Are you interested? Do you know anyone that is interested? The job description is posted below. Please tell anyone you know that might be interested in this part time job. Send letter of interest and resume to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

We are also opening some other jobs in July. We will have a PT Program Director job. If someone is interested in FT, we will consider. But currently we have split the job into different positions for the Music Director and the Program Director parts of the job. We have initiated a team approach to our programming decisions. (And no, this does not preclude the need for a Program Advisory Council, as prescribed in our bylaws).

We will also be looking for a full-time Operations Manager, to be hired by the end of the summer.



Accounts receivable

             Invoice underwriting clients and manage payment schedules

             Process all individual donations – process credit cards and put together bank deposits

Process and maintain monthly EFT’s (electronic funds transfers) 2x’s per month – run function      and follow up with expired/declined cards

 Accounts payable

            Enter and manage all bills in Peachtree (accounting software)

            Pay all bills in conjunction with GM       

Make accounting adjustments

Track all prepaid expenses – end of each month make entries

Track employee accrued vacation – quarterly make entries

Track prepaid underwriting – quarterly make entries

Track underwriting trades – quarterly make entries

Manage and maintain membership database - Allegiance

File/Pay sales tax quarterly – Board of Equalization

File form 109 by Sept each year - Franchise Board

Prepare financial reports monthly and quarterly for GM and Treasurer

Process 1099’s and 1096’s for IRS and contractors at end of calendar year

Prepare all documents for audit and meet with the auditor

Work in conjunction with Treasurer and GM to create the yearly budget

Reconcile bank statements with accounting software

Send list of individual donations when payments are made to membership coordinator so that they can generate thank you/tax receipt letters  

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Caltrans Inconsistencies With Permits 3/30/13

404 Permit, issued by the US Army Corps of Engineers (ACE).  Governs wetlands and waters of the United States.  Issued February 26, 2012 as a conditional permit. Requires that there be a valid 401 permit. All conditions of the 401 are conditions of the 404 by reference. Also the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Biological Opinions (BO references the January ’12 Mitigation and Monitoring Proposal (MMP).

· When the Army Corps issued the 404 they checked to see if the 401 was in order.   At the time the 401 was being amended. The Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB) who administers the 401 replied “the Regional Water Board has determined that Caltrans is not authorized to conduct any channel-, ground-, or vegetation-disturbing activities associated with the Project until the baseline report is complete, the MMP is compliant with the MRP, and the new construction schedule is determined.” Only the construction schedule has been determined (The one posted on the Waterboard website does not comply with activity).  The baseline report and the MMP are not complete. 

· Condition 10 of the 404 requires the baseline study to be submitted for approval in the winter of 2012.  The report is still not complete. How can the baseline be accurate after construction has begun?

· The Jan ’12 MMP says Conservation Easements (CE’s) were to be placed on the properties “no later than one year after the purchase date of the final mitigation parcel”.  Final parcel purchase was 12/23/11 (2010?).  Currently no Conservation Easements have been recorded. 

· Special Condition 3 states that mitigation funding must be allocated before filling of wetlands can take place. The amount described in the MMP is just under $60 million. The CTC will be asked to fund this at their May 7th meeting in Los Angeles.  

· Special Condition 16 requires that cyclone-type fencing be installed around all areas of Corps jurisdiction and associated riparian vegetation, that are not to be removed during project implementation to restrict access and ensure all movement of equipment and personnel occur within authorized construction impact areas.  Areas around Haehl Creek would fall into this category. We have observed no such fencing.  

· The RWQCB gave Caltrans an “early start” authorization 12/27/12 that waived condition 15 and 16 of the 401 permit until April 15th, ‘13.  The Army Corps has given no memo that we know of releasing Caltrans from their obligation to the ACE to fulfill condition 15 or 16.  (see 401 Inconsistencies)

·  Other conditions of the 401 apply to the 404 as well. See below.

401 Permit, issued by North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB). Governs water quality, wetlands and waters of the US.  Issued August 6, 2010 with 62 conditions and references the June 2010 MMP. 

· The June 2010 MMP has undergone serious revisions. At one point the RWQCB requested Caltrans to resubmit the MMP (go through public comment and all).  Later they decided a “minor amendment” would suffice.  Is there a decision document justifying this decision?

· The RWQCB gave Caltrans an “early start” authorization 12/27/12 that waived condition 15 and 16 of the 401 permit until April 15, 2013. We have yet to see a Decision Document justifying this authorization.

· 401 Condition 15 is the assurance that there is a long term mitigation land manager and the amount of money for the endowments are determined (short term and long term endowments are separate, approx $11.5 million each) and must be completed “90 days before channel-, ground- or vegetation-disturbing activities”. 

· 401 Condition 16 is the design of the temporary Haul Roads.  From the CDFW early start memo (1/15/13) we know the CDFW had not approved the haul road design. 

· Attachment 1 requires a Groundwater Characterization Study to determine if discharge waters (from the wick wells) have a low threat to water quality. (common toxics found in valley water include arsenic and boron). We don’t know if this has been completed.  We expect wick drains to be installed “in the spring”

· Attachment 2 describes “five new saplings for each oak lost”.  There is no indication that the number of oaks lost have been counted.  The Jan ’12 MMP instead describes acorns planted in triangles, references a map of the alignment footprint and says planting will be as-built.  No numbers of triangles or ratio to trees lost.

· The Baseline Report was due to be submitted 1/31/13. It is not complete.  Yet RWQCB authorized construction to start so the baseline may be altered.  

· The MMP is also not complete. It includes most importantly The Grazing Plan.  A draft was submitted a week late (May of 2012) and a final version has not been issued.

· Ryan Creek Fish Passage design was due June 30, 2012. It is still not complete, partly because there were changes to the creek this fall (2012) following work on the county road culvert.  


1600 Stream Alteration Agreement, issued by California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), Governs work in streams below the High Water Mark. Originally issued 6/29/10. References the June 2010 MMP which is undergoing revision. Caltrans missed numerous completion dates, many conditions still not complete. Caltrans officially requested a “minor amendment” to the 1600 on 9/17/12.  


· Condition 3.1 references lowland oak woodland mitigation to be 22 acres of new oak woodland to be planted. Have the oaks lost been counted?  Where is this new oak woodland? I cannot find it on the maps in the MMP.

· Condition 2.14 Removal of riparian vegetation is prohibited except as represented in plans and is to be identified to all workers. 

· Condition 2.20 refers to temporary haul roads.  These were not approved in January ‘13 when the go-ahead was given.

· Caltrans was supposed to have recorded conservation easements and transferred mitigation lands to the MCRCD by 12/29/11.  Neither of these things have happened.  MCRCD may not take title for 5-15 years if at all. No word on conservation easements. 


Before initiating channel-, ground-, or vegetation-disturbing project activities”. There were things to complete.

· The MMP was to be finished by 12/21/10.  It was instead split in two parts and the second part is still not complete. 

· Condition 2.12 ESA fencing (temporary orange construction fence or other highly visible material) shall be installed as per project plans, inspected and approved by CDFW.


On 1/15/13 CDFW issued a memo authorizing early start even though the above conditions had not been met. As of 3/30/13 the amendment was not complete. We have no Decision Document justifying this action. 


Incidental Take Permit, issued by California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), Governs take of threatened fish and semaphore grass. Issued 7/14/10. References the June 2010 MMP which is undergoing revision. Caltrans missed numerous completion dates, many conditions still not complete. Do not have a date when Caltrans officially requested an amendment. 


· Conditions of Approval that pertain to all channel-, ground-, or vegetation-disturbing project activities are that ITP time frames shall be adhered to.  Obviously they are not.

· Condition 7.2, removal of above –ground riparian vegetation from streambanks must only occur between September 15 and January 31 of any year to comply with the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.  There is NO provision in the permit for working outside this window.


Before initiating channel-, ground-, or vegetation-disturbing project activities, many things were to be complete.

· Condition 5.1 references the incomplete June 2010 MMP and says it must be completed by 12/31/10.  It is still not complete.

· Condition 9 requires funding assurances for mitigation, BEFORE start of construction.  The total they estimate is $34.5 million (about $4 mil Ryan Creek, $11.5 mil land acquisition, $7mil constructing mitigation treatments, $12 mil endowment).  These numbers are different than the ACE permit requires ($59 mil) and also different from what Caltrans asked in March of 2012 ($54 mil) and also different from the CDFW Early Start Memo ($26 mil).  

· Condition 8, Ryan Creek Fish Passage design was due 6/30/12.  It is still not complete. 

Condition 8.4, requires transfer of fee title of mitigation lands to MCRCD (or other approved entity). Again, MCRCD may not take title for 5-15 years if at all.  This condition also requires conservation easements.  They were supposed to have this completed by 7/14/11 (18 months after ITP issued). As of 6/5/12 there were not even any drafts (communication with Craig Martz, CDFW who wrote the permit

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MCPB Board of Directors

Our next board meeting will be held Monday, June 27th at 6pm at Anderson Valley High School. We hope you can join us as we vote to approve the budget for KZYX&Z for the next fiscal year, which starts July 1st, 2016. The address for the high school is 18200 Mountain View Rd in Boonville.

The Finance Committee will have a public meeting on Monday, June 27th at 4pm at KZYX&Z, 9300 Highway 128, between Philo and Boonville (closer to Philo).



Monday, June 27, 2016 @ 6:00 PM

Anderson Valley High School

18200 Mountain View Rd. Boonville


BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT  Please introduce yourself



            Ground Rules:

            Public Comment (3 min each.) after each Action Item. 

            Public Comment on Non Agenda Items (3 min each)

            If interruptions occur more than 3 times by a single person that person will be asked to leave.


            RobertA's Rules for Board Decisions.  Description

            Recent successful fundraisers – Willits house party, Boogie Woogie Event

            Monthly meetings with Fundraising Committee.

            Monthly meetings with Executive Committee

            What we haven't done yet and what we plan to do      


            Mention anything that you have done for the station in the last 2 months

TREASURERS REPORT – Stuart & Lorraine

            Action Item: Budget Report


            Personnel, Fundraising, Ukiah?


            Action Item:      

            Approve Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with CAB



PUBLIC COMMENT (3 min. each)




Here are the minutes from the meeting on June 2nd, 2016

KZYX/Z Mendocino Public Broadcasting

Board of Directors Meeting

May 2, 2016


Call to order – Meg called the meeting to order @ 6:04pm

Roll call: Bob Paige, Benj Thomas, Ed Keller, Meg Courtney, Jenness Hartley, Lorraine Dechter.  Absent: Clay Eubank

Action Items:

1.      Approval of previous board meeting minutes: May not have been approved. Will do this at next meeting.

2.      Approval of line of credit – presented by Lorraine Dechter.   Vote to approve: Benj, Jenness, Ed, Bob.

Treasurer’s report: Lorraine presented, Clay not present.  Meg requested that the reports come earlier so that the board can review them.  Lorraine plans to meet with the board once or twice a month to review in the future.

Thanking Departing Board members:  Mary Massey spoke for John Sakowitz thanking KZYX and looking forward to the future. Meg thanked BobPage  for all of his hard work.  Bob spoke about the new board and the new direction of the station. 

Seating of new board members:  Meg introduced Jonathan Middlebrook, Stuart Campbell, and John Azzaro.  New members made their introductions.

Nomination of executive and other communities: 

President – Stuart Campbell nominated Meg, Jenness seconded. Approved.

Vice President: Meg nominated Jane, John A seconded, approved.

Secretary: Meg nominated Jenness for secretary, John A. seconded, approved.  

Treasurer – Meg nominated Stuart, Ed seconded, approved.   

Audit committee: Meg is planning on asking Clay, Benj and Jonathan M seconded. Approved. 

State of the station:  Lorraine read her report. Station is currently on track for finances.  Fundraising figures reported.  David Steffen has majorly increased underwriting recently.  Biggest expenses were related to Internet services.  Lorraine discussed the need to make sure that the station has access to adequate bandwidth as well as having the station getting more actively involved in lobbying legislators to address this problem.   Sherri Quinn is the new news director.  Lorraine discussed the need to pay for an office in Ukiah (and discussed how she has been letting the news team use an office that she personally pays for).  Lorraine is thinking about hiring a news producer out of Ukiah.  Lorraine introduced the idea of renting a facility in Ukiah that has good signal exposure and is reasonable.  Lorraine also thanked the Community Foundation for their grant. 

CAB report:  Benj presented for the CAB.  Discussed the possibility of the CAB creating a MOU with the board.  Benj summarized the MOU.  Meg suggested putting the MOU on the KZYX website if it is accepted by the board.  Meg and Benj agreed to vote on the MOU at the next meeting. 

Public Comment:

Scott Petersen: voiced concern about tax document 990 not being posted or incomplete. 

Ana: thanked Lorraine for putting on National Native News.

Doug McKenty : Also thanked Lorraine for adding Native American news.  He seconded Scott about the concern about the 990’s and discussed his desire to make KZYX more of a local community station.  He thanked Meg for the audit committee. 

Mitch Clough (SP?):  Discussed matters of grammar and liability and his history with KZYX.  He expressed hopes that new management be committed to transparency. 

Anonymous:  Commented about the power of the CAB and transparency.   Wants the station to pay the on air DJs. 

Mike Grady: Former board member.  Spoke to how hard it is to keep a station running and that the station is sounding much better than before.  He loves national native news too and the news team.   He does not understand why the station is being attacked and plans to support the station for the foreseeable future. 

Sheila Tracy:  Requested minutes from 2 CAB meetings that she feels should have had minutes.  Also asking for the minutes of the hiring committee and feels that she should have been invited to the meeting.  Sheila requested that more left leaning shows be played at peak listening times instead of NPR.  She requested that the news department involve the community more.  She also asks that the GM’s contract be reexamined.

Derek Hoyle: Stated that the 14 years that he has volunteered at KZYX has been a train wreck.  He stated that he does not want Stuart Campbell on the board and is planning to pursue the matter through other avenues.   Mr. Hoyle is interested is recalling Stewart.

Ana: spoke again.  She voiced a desire for diversity of voices on the air.  Ana called for unity. 

Bob Page: Asked for a stop to the ad hominem attacks at the board meeting. 

Mitch: spoke again.  Stated that Mendocino County is a unique county and called for fair and balanced. 

Doug: spoke again, agreed with Ana about diversity for the station.  Doug suggested that discussions be focused on policy. 

Sheila: spoke again – voiced concern about transparency concerning committee discussions. 

Meg announced the next BOD meeting in July that will be in Anderson Valley

and after that Point Arena.

Meg moved to adjourn @ 7:20pm, Benj seconded.

Minutes submitted by Jenness Hartley, Secretary of the Board.


Present: Meg Courtney, Lorraine Dechter, Jane Futcher, Jenness Hartley, Ed Keller, Benj Thomas,
John Sakowicz
Absent: Clay Eubank
—GROUND RULES: Meg appointed Jenness to be the Meeting Facilitator
—THANK YOUS: Meg expressed thanks to Lorraine Dechter, the new GM: Jane Futcher, elections
coordinator and election ballot workers and stampers, including Jenness, Ed, Bob and several
others. Ed Keller was thanked for building a covered area outside where staff can sit.
—FUNDRAISING: Meg mentioned some of the fundraisers coming up, including Amy Goodman in Willits,
April 16; a Willits house party April 23; a Mother’s Day fundraiser with Starchild chocolate; a
Church of the Boogie Woogie party with a Boogie Woogie diva in June. She thanked Catherine Keegan
and Tim Bray for taking on many fundraising events for KZYX and  for requiring board and staff do
very little.

Jane Futcher reported that board election was proceeding and the on-air forum went well. John
Sakowicz welcomed Lorraine and expressed hope that KZYX will collaborate with low-
power channels like KMEC, also using digital platforms and many new technologies that expand the
station’s reach and can be the source of potential revenues.
—Elections Report by Jane not needed because of above check-in
—No Finance Committee report due to Clay’s absence
TO MARY AIGNER BY TOM WOODHOUSE: Tom Woodhouse read an eloquently worded recognition of Mary
Aigner’s 22 years of service as a staff member of KZYX. (See Attached)

Ellen summarized the results of a CAB public meeting in Elk in February. She chose an area that the
station does not always reach out to but was disappointed with the turnout despite the fact that
the meeting was well publicized. About 10 people attended. She said transparency of the board and
station was a big issue and there were requests for:
1. On-air CAB meetings
2. On-air Board meetings
3. On-air discussions with board representatives
4. The board should stop using a closed board list serve and confidential meetings
5. Simple living membership of $25 should be announced on the air
6. Controversy comes from exclusion — Someone said that when the Mendocino School Board adopted a
more open stance their meetings became less contentious and shorter.

Ellen reported many comments about the board’s conduct, including:
—Board should state what its rules are and follow the process
—Board should not let a few people make all the decisions
—Board should make transparency a priority
—Board needs to follow through as new board members replace outgoing members.
—Board should be more responsive.
Several of those attending want access to the membership list with an opt-out clause for folks who
don’t want to be contacted.
Other suggestions:
—Hire a volunteer coordinator
—contact nonmembers through public meetings
—Restore safe harbor
—State what happened with Ukiah studio funds
—Start a program council that had decision-making power
—Pay attention to the South Coast so people in Gualala can tune in.
—Encourage more participation by young people
—Define and follow the process for choosing programmers
—Institute a grievance procedure for former programmers
—Form Ad Hoc committees of members for pursuing specific issues
—Take seriously the decline in membership
—Encourage and support local programmers

BREAKS: During the meeting, possibly during Ellen’s presentation, a reporter covering the meeting
and a candidate for the board interrupted frequently and claimed the board president was not
following clear procedures. The facilitator called short break to establish calm.


Lorraine did not submit a written report. She introduced Jerry Fraley, the interim Operations
Manager, who was not present, and Raoul Van Haul, who introduced himself and his long experience in
broadcasting, particularly in Portland, Oregon. Lorraine announced new Native American programming,
a five-minute syndicated segment for which she has not yet found the perfect time slot. She said
our expenses for the month of January were triple what was budgeted because it was costly covering
the vacant program manager and ops manager positions.

Jeff Wright: Thanked Lorraine for unraveling the “trainwreck she was left with.” Said the
satellites studios are working better and he asked that the “safe harbor” from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. be
restored. He encouraged KZYZ to participate in joint events with KMUD and promote the Seven Rivers
Sheila Dawn Tracy: Said members should be able to communicate with each other; wants safe harbor
restore; would like a written GM report; feels new KZYX newsletter should have gone in the silent
drive letter.

Sarah: Requested results of fundraisers and pledge drives be published on the KZYX Web site and
promoted on the Web site in advance
Fran Koliner: Welcomed Lorraine
Ellen Saxe: Gave out her email address so others can receive summary of CAB meeting
Lyn Dee Johnson: Wants each board member to have a sign with their names so people know who they
are; said this was an “emotional transition” that is hard on listeners, too, as they hear new
voices on the air, etc. She, or someone else, remarked that the FCC investigation of KZXY led to a
decision by the staff to end safe harbor because of concerns the station might lose its license if
the FCC heard bad language on the air.

The meeting ended at 8 p.m.
Respectfully submitted by Jane Futcher, Board VP

Adendum: Mendocino Board of Supervisors’ letter of Commendation to Mary Aigner. Signed by Tom
Woodhouse and Dan Gjerde, delivered at the meeting March 7, 2016

Mary Aigner tirelessly served Mendocino County for 22 years through her work at KZYX. During her
tenure as program director, she exhibited an unflagging dedication to community radio in general
and Mendocino County Public Broadcasting in particular. The station was more than a job to her, it
was a career and a passion, often placed before her own personal life.

Mary exhibited dedication to the listening community by
—Cultivating familiarity with the various communities of the region, and the issues confronting
each of them. She often helped to arrange discussions of those issues on the station’s public
affairs programs and newscasts’’
—Maintaining steadfast awareness, and unwaveringly correct instincts about the preferences of the
public radio listening community, and representing them in any meeting,
conversation, or decision in which she was involved. “How will it benefit the listeners?” was the
perspective she always brought to the table.
—Facing recurring challenges from small segments of the community about programming, remaining
firmly rooted in her convictions and professional expertise about how to serve  the majority of
listeners and how to make KZYX the best possible community station.
—Being willing to engage in conversation with any listener, and personally respond to their
questions and concerns

Mary exhibited dedication to the station by:
—Understanding and being able to operate and manage all the station’s equipment, and keeping
herself abreast of the evolving technology
—Being available 24/7 to handle last-minute changes, trouble-shoot technical difficulties and
support other staff members in their efforts to seek resolution
—Being available to facilitate special programming – coming in on weekends and evenings to update
the station’s automated broadcast system
—Helping produce live remote broadcasts, and fundraising events
—Remaining ever mindful of the regulations which govern public radio stations

Mary exhibited dedication to the station’s volunteer programmers by:
—Training, guiding, and assisting on-air volunteers, whatever their level of skill or experience
—Helping find substitute hosts for absent programmers, often filling in herself on short notice
—Always being available to programmers, even on weekends or when out of town, to instruct,

support, and trouble-shoot unexpected on-air difficulties
—Actively interfacing with record companies, and content providers, to keep the flow of new music
and programming coming to the station
—Alerting programmers to new music or events which might be of interest to their audience
—Facilitating interview opportunities for programmers with performers and public figures
Tom Woodhouse & Dan Gjerde

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