Monday, August 8, 2011

Monday, August 8, 2011

Postby Cable Committee » Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:30 pm

Douglas Cable Advisory Committee
Meeting Minutes
Monday, August 8, 2011
• Call to Order
Mitch Cohen called the meeting to order at 7:07pm
Committee: Mitch Cohen, Bob Werme, Christopher Menn.
Staff: Pat Aldrich, Mat Ofcarcik

1.) Re-organization: Bob nominated Mitch Cohen as Chair, unanimous favor. Chris nominated Bob as Vice Chair, unanimous favor.
2.) Payroll Authorization: Bob motioned to authorize Chair or Vice Chair to sign payroll (instead of the entire committee), Chris 2nd, unanimous favor.
3.) Correspondence: Charter adding three new sports channels. Verizon state-wide license application denial notice. Mitch spoke to the regional rep about getting Fios in town, there is no plan by Verizon for build out at this time.
4.) Membership: As of July 1, DCAC is a five member committee down from a seven member committee as a result of reduction in membership. Kellie Malo has announced her plan for resignation from the committee, leaving a vacancy. Members: Mitch, Bob, Fred, Chris with one vacancy.
5.) Financial Report: FY11 total Revenue: Charter Annual Payment $41,791.83 – FY11 total Expenditure: $24,900.28 Set Aside: $16,891.00 into capital reserve funds. Mitch reminded everyone that the Capital Reserve Fund is for a possible studio build out. There is a possibility that there might be some access to emptying classrooms in 2014. FY11 Payroll: $21,318.00 Repairs and Maintenance: $343.00 Office Supplies: $1,100.00 Dues: $375.00 Additional Equipment: $ 1,659.00 coming in way under budget. Equipment may be due for upgrading. Total July Expenditure: $ 719.00
6.) FY12 Draft Budget: Mitch referred to his draft budget as handed out. Mitch asked Pat to produce a periodic spreadsheet detailing cancelled or missed meetings. Pat is to write a Capital Budget Request for FY12 and make it protocol to do so annually. Older Imac desktop computer may need to be retired and replaced. The Nexus broadcasting unit was discussed, with the intention of researching alternatives or replacements.
7.) Community Program Initiative: Pat discussed how the program of purchasing video equipment for community productions has slowed to a stop. Possible plans to return the equipment back to the cable station for re-allocation if the entities are no longer interested in producing programming. Pat expressed that he would like to at least follow up with the participants to re-assess. Mitch explained the program in detail as a reminder.
8.) Equipment: Chroma-key screen 10’ x 20’ screen on brackets with a carrying case for easy mobility, spare clamps, and a fluorescent lighting kit. Bob motion not to exceed $350.00 for green screen and lighting as presented, Chris 2nd, unanimous favor.
9.) Coordinator Report: Mat Ofcarcik’s show Cinibuzz has been regularly uploaded to Youtube and the public channel. Discussion about the Level One Video class, how to get more interest in signups. Blackstone Valley Tribune would be a good place to start.
10.) Next Meeting: Monday, September 12, 2011
11.) Adjournment: Bob motion to adjourn at 7:40pm, Chris 2nd, unanimous favor.
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