Minutes, January 23, 2008

Minutes, January 23, 2008

Postby Mitch Cohen » Thu Jun 26, 2008 6:48 am

Douglas Cable Advisory Committee
Meeting Minutes
Wednesday, January 23, 2008 – Douglas Municipal Center

Prepared by Mitch Cohen

Members present: Tom Devlin, Mitch Cohen, Fred Fontaine, Eben Chesebrough
Staff present: None
Absent: Rich Preston, Mark Willand, Carol Field
Audience: None

1. Tom Devlin called the meeting to order at 7:05pm.
2. Motion made by Eben, seconded by Fred, to approve the minutes of October 1, 2007, as presented. Vote unanimous in favor.
3. Motion made by Fred, seconded by Eben, to approve the minutes of October 15, 2007, as presented with the minor amendment of changing “toe” in item 6 to “the.” Vote unanimous in favor.
4. Motion made by Eben, seconded by Fred, to approve the minutes of November 19, 2007, as presented with the minor amendment of changing “are” in item 9 to “all.” Vote unanimous in favor.
5. Tom mentioned receipt of a letter from DTE.
6. Tom mentioned the receipt of a letter from Suzanne Kane indicating the annual report submittals were due soon.
7. Tom mentioned the receipt of the Town Accountant’s expense report. As of December 31, 2007, our expenses this fiscal year are Wages: $5003.68, Repairs: $53.07, Office Supplies: $414.12, Equipment: $487.29, Total: $5958.16.
8. Tom mentioned the receipt of an invitation to the ACM/NE conference in Providence, May 9-10, 2008.
9. Much discussion took place regarding the Cable Coordinator position, specifically on the availability of the existing coordinator. All were in agreement this was only a concern of availability, not job performance.
10. Motion made by Mitch, seconded by Fred, to send a letter to the Cable Coordinator asking for his resignation. Vote unanimous in favor.
11. Tom informed the Committee that Bob Spain was no longer employed by Charter. Our new representative at Charter is Tom Cohan.
12. The next meeting is tentatively scheduled for February 13, 2008.
13. Tom noted we have had a quorum problem. He will speak to Mark Willand, who hasn’t attended a meeting in several months.
14. Motion made by Mitch, seconded by Eben, to adjourn. Vote unanimous in favor.
15. Meeting adjourned at 7:45pm.


Note: These minutes were approved with one amendment. In item 11, “Tom Kohane” was changed to the corrected “Tom Cohan.” The corrected version is shown above.
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