Monday, December 14, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

Postby Cable Committee » Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:45 am

DOUGLAS CABLE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Meeting Minutes

Monday December 14, 2009 – Douglas Municipal Center
Prepared by Pat Aldrich

Members Present: Mitch Cohen, Fred Fontaine, Bob Werme, Michelle Fontaine
Staff Present: Pat Aldrich

Meeting Opened by Mitch Cohen @ 7:04pm

1.) Minutes: 9/14/09 – Michelle motioned to accept as presented, Fred 2nd, unanimous favor. 10/5/09 - Michelle motioned to accept as presented, Bob 2nd, unanimous favor.
2.) Finance: 10/09; Wages: $1161.25, Repairs and Maintenance: $75.22 , Office Supplies: $44.44, $1280.91 - 11/09; Wages: $1393.75, with a total YTD expenditures: $7148.82.
3.) Correspondence: Charter letters reffering to changes in service and updates on the bankruptcy case.
4.) Local Programming Initiative: Rich spoke with (4) entities for this program who agreed to the terms of the program. Committee decided on Canon FS200 flash based camcorders, Memory card, bag, tripod, extra batteries, and a movie making DVD for this program. Fred motioned to spend not more than $1750.00 on the cameras and basic equipment, Michelle 2nd, unanimous favor. Discussion on how to proceed with Initiative.
5.) Winter Level One Video Class: Starting class on January 6, 2010 – Jan 24 – Wed nights. Michelle asked about out of town people attending class, left to Pat’s discretion, but they are encouraged to seek similar classes within their own town.
6.) Video Class Alumni Party: Michelle wrote a letter to the alumni of the class, but requested the email information of all the classes.
7.) Equipment Purchase: The equipment for Community room has arrived and is ready to be installed. Current TV will need a new home.
8.) Committee Vacancies: Mitch had a conversation with Carole Field who still wants to remain on the committee, but has scheduling difficulties with work. She agreed that if it becomes a long-term problem, she will vacate the seat. Michelle mentioned that she has a friend who may be qualified.
9.) Other Business: Michelle asked if the Blackstone Valley Business Expo would be appropriate content for the cable channel. Mitch assured her that it would, as Chamber of Commerce sponsors the event.
10.) Next Meeting: 1/11/10
11.) Adjourn: Fred made motion to adjourn at 8:10pm, Michelle 2nd, unanimous favor.
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