Monday, September 24, 2012

Monday, September 24, 2012

Postby Cable Committee » Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:28 pm

Douglas Cable Advisory Committee
Douglas Municipal Center
Meeting Minutes
Monday, September 24, 2012
Mitch Cohen called the meeting to order at 7:09pm
Committee: Mitch Cohen, Bob Werme, Tom Devlin, Chris Menn
Staff: Pat Aldrich, Sarah Guimond
Update on Charter Licensing: Gary Pink from “The Camera Company” was called in on recommendation by Chuck Sherwood to help put together a plan for studio buildout as part of the licensing request. Pat and Mitch had a conference call with Chuck and Bill to discuss the plan of action moving forward on preparations for the license.
Financial Report: Thru August, 2012: Wages: YTD: $3,231.15, MTD: $1,610.86. Repairs and Maintenance: YTD: $453.76, MTD: $453.76. Total YTD: $3,684.91, MTD: $2,064.62.
Coordinator’s Report: Resumes have been submitted for the Recording Assistant position, Pat will forward a packet containing the applicants’ info. Pat went to the last Octoberfest meeting and filled out an application for vendor’s table with an EZ-up, which was approved. Pat submitted products for the recording staging and weather proofing for Octoberfest. Some discussion was had about the content of the Cable vendor booth and Pat said he would create some handouts and surveys. Tom motioned to authorize up to $800.00 for (2) sets of 2ft staging, Bob 2nd, unanimous favor. Bob motioned to authorize $250.00 for (2) camera rain capes and necessary adapters, 2nd by Chris, unanimous favor.
Equipment: Emergency replacement for the recording rack switcher was ordered between meetings as needed. Bob was contacted before ordering. The older switcher was degrading the quality of the recording and was slowly losing functionality. The new switcher has improved the quality significantly. Bob motioned to authorize $1,995.00 for the new video mixer for the Resource Room, Tom 2nd, unanimous favor.
Nexus Tune-up: Nexus has been sent out, tuned up and returned and is working properly with a software upgrade. Some cleanup of the Broadcast Rack was also done in it’s absence.
Community Room Update: Gary Pink from “The Camera Company” has been contacted and has submitted a quote for a complete overhaul for this room. Some discussion on the details. Tom motioned to authorize up to $4,900.00 for equipment and installation in the Community Meeting Room, Bob 2nd, unanimous favor.
Membership: Still one vacancy.
Other Business: Open session for topics not reasonably anticipated 48 hours in advance of meeting.
Next Meeting: October TBA
Adjourn: Tom moved to adjourn at 7:46pm, Bob 2nd, unanimous favor.
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