Monday, March 12, 2012

Monday, March 12, 2012

Postby Cable Committee » Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:26 am

Douglas Cable Advisory Committee
Douglas Municipal Center
Meeting Minutes
Monday, March 12, 2012

Mitch Cohen called the meeting to order at 7:05pm
Committee: Mitch Cohen, Bob Werme, Christopher Menn, Fred Fontaine
Staff: Pat Aldrich
Guests: Bill Solomon, Chuck Sherwood
Cable License Negotiations: Chuck Sherwood introduced himself and what he brings to the table as a PEG consultant. Bill Solomon began a breakdown of what the cable department has, does, and what we are looking to achieve in the future. Chuck mentioned a few more items to look at, including Video on Demand, exporting the program lists to Charter for a more detailed on-screen information panel, he also stressed the importance of activating the non-profit community. Bill discussed why we should go for a 10 year license period.
Correspondence: MA Commonwealth - Charter petition. Charter yearly payment of $44,336.95. received on 3/8/12, which is the operating budget of FY13.
Meeting Minutes: 2/13/12 - Pat needs to add financial information to line 3, Fred motioned to accept the minutes as amended, Bob 2nd, unanimous favor.
Financial Report: Thru 2/29/12: P/T Wages: MTD: $1,892.96, YTD: $14,626.03, Equipment: MTD: $404.04, YTD: $3,998.53
Coordinator’s Report: CPI: Event for public channel: Sr. Center St. Patty’s lunch, March 15. Green Screen successfully used in a program that is running on channel 11.
Equipment: Fan part ordered for Nexus, to be installed by Bob upon delivery. Community room camera was dangling and has been having issues providing clear signal.
Cable Policy: Public events: Blackstone Valley Community Chorus needs to be taped in Uxbridge, can we send a recording assistant? Current policy does not have limitations in place. The Committee agreed to allow Pat to schedule someone to record the event.
Membership: Still one vacancy.
Other Business: Mitch brought up that the Council on Aging has not been recorded in the past, but we should put steps in place to begin recording them. FinCom did not show up to meeting, but we had an assistant present. Discussion was had on how to proceed with getting better communication so we don’t keep booking staff for cancelled meetings.
Next Meetings: April 9, 2012
Adjourn: Fred motioned to adjourn at 7:53pm, Bob 2nd, unanimous favor.
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