June 15, 2011 Cable Television Agreement Public Hearing

Minutes of Cable Advisory Committee Date of Meeting: 6/15/2011
Start of Meeting: 7:02pm
End of Meeting: 7:55pm
Attendees: Chairman – Clayton Wood, Selectmen Rep-Gerard LeDuc, Member-Al Douglas MetroCast Reps: Moira Campbell (Regional Manager-New England), Steve Mazzaschi (Regional Technical Manager)
No one from the public attended.
Discussion: Chairman Clayton Wood explained that the public hearing was required and how it was posted prior to the public hearing There were no comments via emails. Discussion with Metrocast entailed the potential of getting grant monies and/or a franchise fee. Metrocast also explained what projects they are working on to improve service to the community.
The Cable Advisory committee requested an extension of the cable franchise agreement. Metrocast will submit a copy of a “Letter of Extension”. There will be a meeting set up with Richard Gual regarding the aspects of videotaping meetings.
Action Items: Meeting with Denise Beauchaine at Lake Regional Public Access TV on June 30th, 2011. Making contacts and visiting other towns that are broadcasting meetings.
Meeting Submitted by: Secretary Al Douglas