Minutes, April 9, 2007

Minutes, April 9, 2007

Postby dougadmin » Tue Aug 14, 2007 6:53 am

Douglas Cable Advisory Committee
Meeting Minutes
Monday, April 9, 2007 – Douglas Municipal Center

Prepared by Mitch Cohen

Members present: Tom Devlin, Mitch Cohen, Fred Fontaine, Eben Chesebrough, Carol Field
Staff present: Daniel Harlow
Absent: Paul Crandall, Rich Preston
Audience: None

1. Tom Devlin called the meeting to order at 7:08pm.
2. Tom noted the Alliance for Community Media/New England conference would be held April 26-28 in Bedford, MA.
3. Tom noted the expense report, year to date for FY07 through March 31, as $10,507 for wages, $548 for office supplies, $760 for training and education, and $2851 for equipment, for a total of $14,667.
4. Mitch noted the new iMac had arrived today.
5. Mitch suggested we use the March 2007 revenue from Charter for the FY08 budget, and not the March 2008 expected revenue, so that the budget would be based on revenue already received. All were in agreement.
6. Eben noted that the Town Moderator, Jerome Jessaume, has requested the Committee purchase five copies of a videotape from the Town Moderator’s Association on Town Meetings. The total cost will be $25.
7. Motion made by Eben, seconded by Mitch, to spend up to $35 for the purchase of Town Meeeting educational videos. Vote unanimous in favor.
8. Fred noted the curtains have arrived.
9. Daniel noted the need for additional miscellaneous cables and adapters, such as power cables, RCA video cables, gender changers, etc. Also requested were two microphone stands.
10. Tom reported that the Orange Street house noted at the last meeting was on a public road, and is close to the road.
11. Town Meeting is May 7th. Discussions took place on planning for the recording of the meeting. Tom will ask the School Department for student volunteers as microphone runners.
12. The next meeting will be May 14th.
13. Motion made by Mitch, seconded by Fred, to spend up to $500 on the purchase of miscellaneous cables and microphone stands. Vote unanimous in favor.
14. Carol inquired about the possible Cable Office expansion discussed last year. Tom will discuss with Mike Guzinski.
15. Motion made by Eben, seconded by Mitch, to adjourn. Vote unanimous in favor.
16. Meeting adjourned at 8:25pm.
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