Why is there a $100 charge on my property taxes?
If the District does not receive a payment or a returned letter with a signature claiming an exemption for the service year (e.g. 2016-2017), the full assessment will be placed on the property taxes of the property owner for the following year (e.g. 2017-2018).
The Blue Mountain Translator District is required by state law to send service charge letters to every property owner within the District boundaries once per year. A service charge letter is sent to the owner of properties that are outside of the District’s boundaries after the District has physically inspected the properties to discover whether transmitted signals can be received, and the service charge letter sent to these individuals must include a copy of this report.
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In the air and one the ground, Blue Mountain Translator District is committed to delivering the best antenna television to our members. We set out in 1978, as a non-profit government municipal special district to bring signals and rebroadcast to Baker and Union Counties. Today we continue these efforts, are committed, and recognized the needs of Eastern Oregon. Your financial support of the District will continue to deliver HD TV at an affordable price.
Welcome to Blue Mountain Translator District
We appreciate your support as we continue to deliver over the air television to Union County and Baker Valley.
Blue Mountain Translator District is a Non-Profit government municipality serving Union and Baker Counties with over the air television access since 1978. Translator towers located on Mt Fanny, Mt Harris and Beaver Mountain. The fees collected support the administration, equipment and maintenance to operate these towers. We now offer over 20 HD channels including the major networks, ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox. The annual fee for receiving and utilizing the television signal is only $100.00 payable in July each year. It’s an amazing service versus the high costs of satellite and cable TV saving you hundreds of dollars annually.
It is Oregon Law ORS 354.690 that whomever owns or rents residential property in Baker and Union counties and receives and uses the “over the air” television signals from any of the 3 translators and is required to pay the annual $100.00
Annual billings for the district are mailed every June. Residents within the service districts are sent an annual billing with and option to advise us you do not use the signal. Residents within Baker and LaGrande city limits who choose to use the signal will be added our database. We appreciate your support. Please contact us with any questions you may have.
What TV shows will I get?
Let’s look at all the TV shows you’re going to get with your Blue Mountain Translator District Air TV signal.