Monday, March 1, 2010

Monday, March 1, 2010

Postby Cable Committee » Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:20 pm

DOUGLAS CABLE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Meeting Monday, March 1, 2010 – Douglas Municipal Center
Prepared by Pat Aldrich


Members Present: Mitch Cohen, Rich Preston, Bob Werme, Michelle Fontaine, Fred Fontaine

Staff Present: Pat Aldrich

Audience Present: Kellie Malo

Mitch opened at 7:03pm
1. MM: 1/11/10 – Michelle made motion to accept as presented, Bob 2nd, unanimous favor. 2/1/10 Bob made motion to accept as presented, Michelle 2nd, unanimous favor with Rich abstaining.
2. Interest in vacancy: Kellie Malo was brought up to review the Cable Access Committee to possibly apply to fill the vacancy. Mitch gave an overview of the Committee and its duties. Kellie explained her background and reasons for interest. Mitch explained that the DCAC would relay support of Kellie’s appointment if she was interested in moving forward with the application.
3. Community Programming Initiative update: Rich gave general update on the initiative, including the recent distribution of 4 camera kits, while we still need 2 additional kits for other entities. Rich motioned to approve spending of up to $500.00 for 1 additional kit, Bob 2nd unanimous favor. Some discussion on possibly filming Business expo at Northbridge HS.
4. Pat’s review: Mitch passed around a basic form for reviews to be filled out and compiled by Mitch in a summary review for next meeting. Positive review could result in a raise equal to town COLA that would be retroactive to July 1, 2009.
5. Financials: January 2010 – P/T Wages: $1402.50, Repairs: $75.22, Additional Equipment: $1587.73. Total January: $3065.45, YTD: 12600.08
6. BNH invoice snafu: Issue with invoice being late, will wait to place additional orders until billing question has cleared.
7. Quality of TV signal: Discussed that Charter has deemed that we need a new Modulator for the School and in the cable office. Discussion about our equipment and the way the PEG channels operate.
8. Internship: Daniel Harlowe has been interning and Pat Aldrich had asked if he could add an internship as well through Worcester State. Pat discussed his goals of updating the video class as well as adding a web site as an additional project. Committee was in support.
09. CMDART: Discussion about approving them to be involved in CPI.
10. CPI Sign out form: Needs some work.
10. Next meeting: March 22, 2010
Fred made motion to adjourn Bob 2nd, meeting adjourned at 7:37pm
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