Minutes, October 1, 2007

Minutes, October 1, 2007

Postby dougadmin » Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:56 pm

Douglas Cable Advisory Committee
Meeting Minutes
Monday, October 1, 2007 – Douglas Municipal Center

Prepared by Mitch Cohen

Members present: Tom Devlin, Mitch Cohen, Fred Fontaine, Eben Chesebrough
Staff present: None
Absent: Carol Field, Rich Preston, Mark Willand
Audience: None, but partially joint with Personnel Board

1. Tom Devlin called the meeting to order at 7:17pm.
2. Members of the Personnel Board in attendance: Chairman David St. George, Steve Alger, Ellie Chesebrough.
3. David St. George informed the Cable Committee the Personnel Board has approved the job description for the Cable Recording Assistant position. The Personnel Board is recommending a pay rate of $10 per hour, with a minimum of four hours pay per shift.
4. Much discussion took place regarding the pay rate.
5. Consensus was reached among both boards supporting a pay rate of $8.00 per hour with a minimum of five hours pay per shift.
6. Motion made by Mitch, seconded by Fred, to approved the job description with the amendment “And other duties as assigned.” Vote unanimous in favor.
7. The Personnel Board left at 7:27pm.
8. Tom noted a MassAccess conference on October 19, 2007.
9. Tom noted the Town Clerk was asking all members to sign an Open Meeting Law guide. All members indicated they have signed.
10. Tom noted a request from Suzanne Kane for an inventory list. Tom will ask Daniel to update our current inventory list.
11. The Committee reviewed drafts of several policies.
12. Motion made by Mitch, seconded by Eben, to send a letter to all Boards and Committees informing them that we will soon be expanding meeting recording and to contact Tom with any questions.
13. The Committee reviewed taping plans for Octoberfest. Mitch and Tom will be available. Fred is running audio, and will help where he can. Tom noted Daniel should be available.
14. Mitch noted that we have been asked to record a transportation-related meeting at Blackstone Valley Regional Technical High School. Mitch will ask Mike Guzinski to investigate the possibility of in-house recording, otherwise Mitch will tape this event.
15. Motion made by Mitch, seconded by Eben, to ajourn. Vote unanimous in favor.
16. Meeting adjourned at 8:41pm.
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