Minutes, January 29, 2007

Minutes, January 29, 2007

Postby dougadmin » Tue Aug 14, 2007 6:49 am

Douglas Cable Advisory Committee
Meeting Minutes
Monday, January 29, 2007 – Douglas Municipal Center

Prepared by Mitch Cohen

Members present: Tom Devlin, Mitch Cohen, Rich Preston, Carol Field, Fred Fontaine
Staff present: Daniel Harlow
Absent: Paul Crandall, Eben Chesebrough
Audience: None

1. Tom Devlin called the meeting to order at 7:06pm.
2. Tom shared correspondence from Verizon regarding their cable franchise legislation proposal. The Committee shared concern regarding this proposal.
3. Tom presented budged policy for discussion.
4. Tom discussed the review form for Daniel Harlow, the Cable Coordinator. Daniel has seen the form and is comfortable with it. All members will complete the form and submit to Tom at the next meeting.
5. Rich discussed the video course. The Spring class is scheduled to start February 28 and run for eight weeks. The cutoff date for registrations is February 23. This Wednesday, January 31, will be the Producer’s Roundtable for the Fall/Winter class.
6. Motion made by Mitch, seconded by Fred, to pay Rich Preston $17.00 per hour for the video class beginning February 28 and to run for eight weeks. Vote unanimous in favor, with Rich abstaining.
7. Rich requested a signup form be placed on the town web site. Mitch will do this.
8. Fred discussed the curtains, requesting an additional $250 to acquire two full sets.
9. Motion made by Mitch, seconded by Rich, to increase the budget for curtains from $750 to $1000. Vote unanimous in favor.
10. Tom distributed a proposed letter to the Treasurer regarding payroll worksheets including social security numbers. Mitch suggested this be a policy issue handled by the Board of Selectmen.
11. Motion made by Rich, seconded by Fred, to send the letter to the treasurer as written. Vote passes with Rich, Fred, Tom, and Carol in favor, and Mitch against.
12. Daniel provided his report (verbal). Editing sessions successful. Another computer has been approved and will be necessary for the next class. New programs from Shrewsbury are running.
13. Rich thanked Daniel for his support during the recent class.
14. Motion made by Mitch, seconded by Fred, to adjourn. Vote unanimous in favor.
15. Meeting adjourned at 8:22pm.
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