AGENDA

CABLE ACCESS ADVISORY COMMISSION

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

7:00 P.M.

City Hall, Council Chambers

 

Contact MCTV staff at 837-3474 if you can’t attend the meeting.  Please arrive by 6:50pm.  Meeting will be cablecast “LIVE” on MGTV 96.

 

·         Action Items in Bold

 

I.          Call To Order/Roll Call

 

II.        Approval-November 9, 2011 Minutes

 

III.       Public Comments

 

IV.   Old Business

a.  CAAC Goals, 2011-12

b.  Cable Communications Fund

c.  Friends of MCTV

 

V.       New Business

a.    MPS-TV 98 Presentation

b.    CAAC Terms of Service

          

VI.    Announcements

Friends of MCTV Benefit Concert with the Resonators,

Friday, February 24, 7pm, Library Auditorium

 

Great Michigan Read, Tuesday, February 28, 7pm, Auditorium

 

Friends of MCTV Board Meeting, Tuesday, March 13, 5:30pm

 

ACM Michigan/NATOA Workshop/Meeting, Wednesday, March 14, 8:30am-5:30pm, Lansing

 

VII.   Adjournment

         Next Meeting-May 9, 2012

         7:00pm, Council Chambers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UNAPPROVED MINUTES

CABLE ACCESS ADVISORY COMMISSION

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

 

PRESENT:             Roy Green –Chair, Bob Balwinski, Scott Cochran, Bob Granstra

                                 Linda Malekadeli,

 

Also Present:     Melissa Barnard – Library Director; Ron Beacom – MCTV Director; 

                                 Lisa Crandell, Office Assistant                                                   

 

I.             Call to Order:                                                                                                                                                                                     Green called meeting to order at 7p.m.

 

II.            Minutes:  September 14, 2011 approved as submitted. 

 

III.           Public  Comments: 

                No public comment

 

 IV.         Old Business:

 

a.            CAAC Goals, 2011-12

                1. Inform public about the benefits of MCTV – Midland Daily News will publish an op-ed piece about MCTV written by Bob Balwinski before Honors Night on November 17.

 

                2. Video Franchising Laws-State Senate held a second public hearing on PA 480 in Lansing. ACM, MML, NATOA will offer amendments to the law.

 

b.            Cable Communications Fund

                Discussed year to date revenue and expenditures. Discussed the video on-line options and fees to increase revenue.

 

c.             Friends of MCTV  -

               

                 Magic Show was held October 8 & 9. The attendance was low compared to the previous time, approximately half.  Profit was around $1000.

 

                Bennigan’s Night – Oct. 13 was the Thursday after Magic Show. 20% of bill went to MCTV when flyer was presented. Profit was $130. 

 

                21st Annual Honors Night – Nov. 17, Dan Goodell will be the guest speaker. He’s a former intern.

               

                Friends will also send out a year-end fundraising letter and they will hold a benefit concert in April 2012.

 

V.            New Business –

 

               

Beacom will take on additional responsibilities with the Library starting, December 1, primarily Library Communications

 

 

               

VI.          Announcements

                MCTV’s Honors Night, Thursday, November 17, 7pm

                Friends of MCTV  3r= Annual Shining Stars Talent Show will be held Saturday, Dec. 3, 11am-4pm

 

VII.         Adjournment at 7:26 pm

                Next meeting is February 8, 2012 at 7pm, Council Chambers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IV.a.   CAAC Goals for 2011-12

 

Ø Quarterly receive a report on the status of the Cable Communications Fund.

Ø Quarterly receive a report on the activities of the Friends of MCTV.

Ø Quarterly receive a report on status of video franchising laws and legislation.

Ø Inform access users and the public about the challenges and opportunities facing MCTV.

Ø Inform the public about the benefits of MCTV.

Ø Participate in MCTV’s “Honors Night 2011”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IV.b.  Cable Communications Fund

2011-12

 

UNAUDITED FIGURES

 

REVENUES

Account

Budget

Receipts

58%

of year completed

Cable TV Revenue

620,000

167,475

27%

Taping Fees

5,000

2,270

45%

Workshops

1,500

                     330

22%

Access Fees

5,000

1,975

40%

Sponsorships

3,000

100

3%

 

Video On-Line

           750    

          850

   113%

Totals

635,250

173,000      

     27%

Budget

Exp.

58%

of year completed

 

 

EXPENDITURES

554,076

301,367

54%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

V.b. CAAC Terms

 

Robert Granstra, Jr.

09/09/02

06/30/14

MCTV Access User

Linda Malekadeli

09/01/04

06/30/12

MCTV Access User

Roy Green

09/09/02

06/30/14

MCTV Access User

Scott Cochran

10/11/10

06/30/13

MPS Representative

Robert Balwinski

09/13/10

06/30/13

Citizen at Large