Monday, November 28, 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011

Postby Cable Committee » Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:08 pm

Douglas Cable Advisory Committee
Douglas Municipal Center
Meeting Minutes
Monday, November 28, 2011
• Call to Order
Mitch Cohen called the meeting to order at 7:10pm
Committee: Mitch Cohen, Bob Werme, Christopher Menn, Fred Fontaine
Staff: Pat Aldrich

1.) MM: 6/27/11 – Bob motioned to approve, Fred 2nd, unanimous favor. 8/8/11 - Bob motioned to approve, Fred 2nd, unanimous favor. 9/12/11 - Fred motioned to approve, Bob 2nd, unanimous favor.
2.) Correspondence: Charter letter 11/14 about music choice.
3.) Financial Report: Thru 10/31/11. Wages: YTD: $6,325.99, MTD: $1,863.42, Repairs: YTD: $78.76, Office Supplies: YTD: $209.70, Total YTD: $6,614.45, MTD: 1,863.42. Town meeting approved placing positions on the standard Town rating system. All paperwork has been filed, raises will be retroactive to July 2011. Rec. Assistant pay will be going from $8.76 – $9.14 per hour. Cable Coordinator will go from $16.35 – $16.96 per hour.
4.) Coordinator’s Report: Video Class has been running, is halfway through.
5.) CPI: Pat started emailing those involved in the Community Programming Incentive. He will be putting together a list of the entities with equipment for next meeting.
6.) Equipment Purchase Planning: Amazon account is back in action. The committee had an open discussion about purchases that have been made and still need to be made. Major upgrades include the Imac, Audio for Community Room, 4th camera in Resource Room, Community Room camera replacements, and Green Screen. Pat was also tasked to arrange and hold an annual “Staff Meeting”. Some discussion about the Nexus and what it would take to replace or upgrade.
7.) Studio Space: An envelope company from Whitinsville is moving to Douglas, would have extra space to offer for possible studio space. Within the next few months we could possibly have a tour of the space.
8.) License Negotiations: Current Cable License is set to expire in November 2013.
9.) Next Meeting: December 19, 2011
10.) Adjourn: Bob motioned to adjourn at 7:48pm, Fred 2nd, unanimous favor.
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