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ROLE OF THE LAMOINE CABLE TV CHANNEL COMMITTEE (PROPOSED)

July 2004

AUTHORITY:

The Lamoine Cable TV Channel Committee acts under the authority supplied by the Lamoine Board of Selectpersons to which the Committee is responsible and to which it reports.

The Lamoine Board of Selectpersons is responsible for the establishment of the Committee, setting its membership number, making appointments to the committee, and setting the term of membership.

The Lamoine Administrative Assistant shall act as secretary of the Committee.

ROLE OF THE LAMOINE CABLE TV CHANNEL COMMITTEE:

Policy Development:

The Committee shall develop for approval of the Lamoine Board of Selectpersons, a set of policies under which the Lamoine Cable TV Channel shall operate.

The Policies shall include the type of programming, who will have access to the channel, and scheduling of programming.

Personnel:

The Committee shall be authorized to make decision regarding who will be permitted to operate the production system.

The Committee shall recruit volunteers to develop programming and to operate the equipment.

The selection of production workers, their supervision, and, is necessary, dismissal shall be the Committee responsibility.

Budgeting:

The Committee shall develop an annual budget proposal for submission to the Board of Selectpersons.

The Committee shall have the authority to, after study and research, make purchases necessary for the operation of the Lamoine Cable TV Channel.

All bills and invoices shall be submitted to the Board of Selectpersons for final approval and payment.

The Committee members shall serve without compensation.

The budget of the Committee shall be submitted to the annual Town Meeting for final approval.

Funds accrued through the “Franchise Fee” shall be used to support the budget of the Committee.

Programming Decisions:

The Committee shall make all decision regarding the type, quality, length, timing, and scheduling of programming on the Lamoine Cable TV Channel.

Appeal of the Committee’s decision may be made to the Board of Selectpersons whose decision shall be final.

ORGANIZATION OF THE LAMOINE CABLE TV CHANNEL COMMITTEE:

The Committee shall annually select from its membership a Chairman and Vice-Chairman.

The Lamoine Administrative Assistant shall serve as secretary of the Committee.

The operational year for the Committee shall be July 1, to June 30.