Monday, April 12, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

Postby Cable Committee » Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:23 pm

DOUGLAS CABLE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Meeting Monday, April 12, 2010 – Douglas Municipal Center
Prepared by Pat Aldrich


Members Present: Mitch Cohen, Fred Fontaine, Bob Werme, Michelle Fontaine, Kellie Malo

Staff Present: Pat Aldrich

Audience Present: Josh Richards, Arthur Griffin

Mitch opened at 7:03pm
1. Interview with Josh Richards: Josh Richards took the video class with Pat and became interested in working at the Cable station as a Recording Assistant. After submitting resume, he was asked to come in for an interview. Josh introduced himself to the Committee and talked about his interest in the position and background in Film. Mitch went through the basic job details. Bob made the motion to hire Josh as Cable Recording Assistant, Fred 2nd, unanimous favor.
2. Correspondance: Budget Feb 10: $1,692.00 Wages $78.00 repair. March 10: $1,691.00, $300.00 training $1,706.00 equipment as of April 1: Total $18,068.00 out of $41,000.00 budget. Letter from the High School about the Town Government fair, Memo of Kellie’s appointment to the DCAC by the Selectmen. Charter: Annual sample bill, work orders, rate introduction. Charter also sent a letter about computer error that Mitch read aloud. There was some general discussion about the funding of the cable station and it’s licensing procedures. Other discussion about how the DCAC is saving for an eventual studio buildout. Charter provided the annual Form 400 complaint/outage report. There was also a memo from the state Telecom/Cable about their office moving.
3. Request from Lapham’s about ConCom 3/15: The Lapham’s had their property involved at a ConCom meeting (3/15/10) and had an issue with the televising of their yard and property in the video. Mitch proposed a blurring of the video during the questionable section, as we have never edited a meeting before. Michelle motioned that for 3/15/10 Conservation Committee meeting we blur approximately the one minute in question, to be replaced with text stating that “for privacy of the homeowner, this has been blurred, original video available upon request”, unanimous favor. Further cases will be handled on a case-by-case basis.
4. Cable Equipment Theft: Community Room microphones were stolen. This was a very rare and first time occurrence. Pat and Mitch gave reports to the police and it was suggested to engrave everything.
5. Cable Coordinator Review: Pushed back another meeting, but it will be done next meeting no matter what.
6. Equipment: (3) replacement microphones for Community Room, new audio with mixer in Community Room, (2) camera kits for CPI authorized last meetings, DVD’s. There was discussion about replacing one camera in Community room. Discussion about researching the matter and figuring out replacement. Arthur Griffin mentioned from the audience that he would like a fourth camera be set up in Resource room. Some discussion about the pros and cons.
7. Membership: Formal welcoming of Kellie Malo. Carole Field is up for re-appointment and has decided not to come back, so there is a vacancy as of July 1st.
Next Meeting: April 26th as a tentative date.
09. Adjourn: Michelle motioned to adjourn at 8:02pm, Kellie 2nd, unanimous favor.
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