Monday, December 10, 2018

Monday, December 10, 2018

Postby Cable Committee » Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:03 pm

Douglas Cable Advisory Committee
Douglas Municipal Center
Meeting Minutes
Monday, December 10, 2018
Tom Devlin called the meeting to order at 7:14pm
Committee Attendance: Tom Devlin, Chris Menn, Bob Werme
Absent: Fred Fontaine
Staff: Pat Aldrich, Sarah Guimond

Committee Vacancies: There is one opening on the Committee, email or call 508-476-4000 ext 222 if interested.
Financials: Town Finance Director’s report attached in “Meeting Packet”. Tom read from Pat’s condensed version, available as part of the meeting minutes packet online.
Expenditures: Vouchers signed by Fred Fontaine - 11/20/18.
Meeting Minutes: Bob motioned to accept the meeting minutes of 11/19/18 as written, Chris 2nd, unanimous favor.
Correspondence: Pat summarized the Douglas Cable comments draft 1 for FCC filing docket 05-311, which affects Cable Access funding nationwide. Charter Channel Change 12/10/18. General ethics reminder about appropriate municipal staff gifts 12/10/18.
Annual Town Report for FY18: First draft submitted by Pat, Tom asked to delay this item until January, as he would like to try drafting something. Due end of January.
Coordinator Report:
Meetings Report November 2018
11/27: Tightrope Updates: Carousel Bulletin Board software update to v7.4.1, Cablecast Broadcast software updated to v6.5.0. Tom asked if we could place bulletin board on our new website. Pat outlined a possible solution, but discussed that it’s not a “feature” of the current system.
“Classic Drive TV” was submitted by Fitchburg Cable, very high quality show about automobiles, currently playing on Public Channel 191.
Unused and old style cables and connectors were delivered to Al Denoncour at the High School to use with his video class.
Resource Room PA System: Town Administrator would like to see a price breakdown before asking for funding on the Town end. Pat has requested this info from the vendor ASAP.
Police & Fire utilized the Resource Room presentation system for a training.
Other Business: Job Description updates for 2019 will be discussed at the January meeting. Pat will send copies with his suggested edits.
Next Meeting: Monday, January 14, 2019
Adjourn: Bob motioned to adjourn at 7:30pm, Chris 2nd, unanimous favor.

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