Monday October 16, 2017

Monday October 16, 2017

Postby Cable Committee » Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:12 am

Douglas Cable Advisory Committee
Douglas Municipal Center
Meeting Minutes
Monday, October 16, 2017
Tom Devlin called the meeting to order at 7:03pm
Attendance:
Committee: Tom Devlin, Bob Werme, Chris Menn
Staff: Pat Aldrich, Angela Coe

Committee Vacancies: There are two openings on the Committee, email cable@douglasma.org or call 508-476-4000 ext 222 if interested.
Financials: Town Finance Director’s report attached.
Expenditures: Vouchers signed by Tom Devlin - 9/13/17, 10/2/17, 10/11/17
MM: Bob motioned to accept the meeting minutes of 9/11/17 as presented, Chris 2nd, unanimous favor. Tom mentioned that the resident Charter complaint from that meeting has been addressed since, and is on it’s way to resolution.
Correspondence: 10/3: Town Public Records Compliance Policy change, 9/29: Charter channel changes.
Coordinator Report: Pat’s report attached. Tightrope software assurance quote considered, the Committee asked Pat to seek some clarity on multi-year discounts as applies to Town Finance.
Equipment: Covered in Pat’s Coordinator report, attached.
Other Business: Tom discussed a concern from a new resident at the North Village Condos who was wondering about getting cable service on location. The infrastructure is on site, but cables have not been pulled. The developer has completed all paperwork, waiting on Charter to take action. Tom also mentioned some negotiation news from Northbridge Cable and Senator Ryan Fattman to get Charter to allow them to broadcast in HD, as well as including their information on the digital guide. Tom also mentioned that Trevor Noah tweeted that Spectrum is thinking of dropping the Comedy channel, customers should get in touch with Charter if they disagree.
Next Meeting: Monday, November 13, 2017 @ 7pm
Adjourn: Bob motioned to adjourn at 7:29pm, Chris 2nd, unanimous favor.

Meeting packet materials available for viewing or download here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9-uNk6Cz3ShaHlPUDBCQjhIRk0/view?usp=sharing
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