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Minutes, July 18, 2016


Chair Bill Butler called the meeting to order at 3:00 PM.

Present were:  Committee members Brett Jones, Bill Butler, Merle Bragdon, CTV Operations Manager Dylan Kelley, and Administrative Assistant Stu Marckoon.

Minutes – May 11, 2016 – Brett moved to approve the minutes as written.  Merle 2nd.  Vote in favor was unanimous.

School Wiring – There was a lengthy discussion about the proposal from Connectivity Point to wire the school, and whether it should include a separate NEXUS machine.  Bill moved to table the proposal until Brett gets a chance to speak with Connectivity Point.  Brett 2nd.  Vote in favor was unanimous.

Town Hall Video Switcher – Stu and Dylan reported that the channel 3 on the video switcher has frozen and will not put out a current video stream.  He recommended that a new switcher be purchased, and found one that should work nicely, and eliminates the old B&W monitors, for around $2,000.  Bill moved to recommend to the Board of Selectmen to replace the switcher as proposed.  Brett 2nd.  Vote in favor was unanimous.

Operations Manager - Stu introduced the new CTV operations manager Dylan Kelley who will be attending NESCOM starting in the fall, but will be back on weekends.

CTV Franchise Negotiations – There was a brief discussion about the upcoming franchise negotiations and teaming up with Hancock and Trenton to utilize an attorney to accomplish that process.  Part of the discussion included the density requirements.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 3:40 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Stu Marckoon, Secretary