Monday, September 19, 2016

Monday, September 19, 2016

Postby Cable Committee » Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:13 am

Douglas Cable Advisory Committee
Douglas Municipal Center
Meeting Minutes
Monday September 19, 2016
Tom Devlin (Acting Chair) called the meeting to order at 7:25pm
Committee: Tom Devlin, Bob Werme, Chris Menn
Staff: Pat Aldrich, Sarah Guimond

Reorganization: Mitch Cohen has resigned as Cable Committee chair, effective 6:30pm 9/19/16. Bob nominated Tom Devlin as Chair, unanimous favor. Chris nominated Bob Werme for Vice Chair, unanimous.
Vacancy: There are two openings on the Committee, email or call 508-476-4000 ext 122 if interested.
Financials: Report from Town Finance Director Attached.
Meeting Minutes: Bob motioned to accept the minutes of 7/18/16 as presented, Chris 2nd, unanimous favor.
Correspondence: Charter new channels announcement, Commonwealth of MA public hearing notice.
Public Channel Expansion FY17: Pat submitted a summary to date of the goals, duties, and initial thoughts on an experimental, temporary position called “Public Field Producer” (attached). Some discussion was had, duties and expectations added, building a framework for a specific program to be created, and some other details to be tightened up and another draft will be submitted next meeting.
Coordinator’s Report: Pat’s Report Attached.
Equipment: Resource Room monitor quote from Gary Pink was passed over until the Broadcast Equipment is finalized. Broadcast Server quotes were discussed, sheet attached. Pat recommended a Tightrope Cablecast. Bob motioned to purchase a Tightrope Broadcast Server system for $40,746.25 pending the approval of the superintendent of schools, Chris 2nd, unanimous favor. Bob motioned to approve $2,000.00 for ancillary equipment and services to complete the install of Tightrope server, Chris 2nd, unanimous favor.
Next Meeting: Monday, 10/17/16
Adjourn: Bob motioned to adjourn at 8:15pm, Chris 2nd, unanimous favor.

Meeting Packet Materials (and *Attachments) can be found here:
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