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Technology Committee Minutes - February 17, 2022

The meeting was called to order at 6:08 PM by IT Director Bill Butler

 

Present were:  Tech Committee members Jeff Cosulich, Kristy Overlock, Brett Jones and Bill Butler; Administrative Assistant Stu Marckoon

 

Public Hearing – Remote Meeting Policy – Bill opened the public hearing at 6:08 PM.  Stu said the policy is modeled after the same language as several other committees.  There was no other testimony.  The hearing closed at 6:09 PM.

 

Remote Meeting Policy – Brett moved to adopt the Remote Meeting Policy.  Bill 2nd.  Vote in favor was 4-0; members signed the policy.

 

Minutes – January 20, 2022 – Jeff moved to approve the minutes.  Brett 2nd.  Vote in favor was 4-0.

 

Broadband Expansion – Stu reported that Spectrum had modified the contract in an attempt to meet ARPA funding approval.  He reported the Hancock County Commissioners had approved funding, provided the contract meets ARPA funding approval.  He said he would seek a vote to recommend to the Selectboard that approval be given, contingent on meeting ARPA funding approval.  Brett so moved, Kristy 2nd.  Vote in favor was 4-0.

 

Remote Recording Equipment – Bill handed out several pages of possible camera and mixer options from Amazon.  There was a lengthy discussion about whether it would meet video quality needs.  Stu agreed to contact Connectivity Point to see if they might have some options.

 

Town Hall Networking – Stu reported nothing had been done yet to improve the networking issues at the town hall.

 

Next Meeting – No definite date was set – it was agreed the committee would meet next when the new web site is ready for some action.

 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:31 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Stu Marckoon, Secretary pro-tem