MINUTES OF June 2, 2004



PRESENT:†††††† Linda Malekadeli, Norm Neher, Todd DuBois, Roy Green, Bob Granstra


ABSENT:††††††† Alex Berehula


ALSO PRESENT:†††††† Ron Beacom, MCTV; Melissa Barnard, Library Director; John Palen, Midland Issues; Fred Johnson, Incoming CAAC Member


I.††††††††† Call to Order:†† Malekadeli called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.


II.†††††††† Approval of February 11, 2004 Minutes:Granstra moved to approve, DuBois seconded.Motion passed.


III.†††††† Public Comments:None


IV.†††††† Old Business:

1.      MCTV Rules Amendment.

Council approved the resolution to change the rules as recommended by CAAC.

2.      CAAC Promos

Promos have been done by Malekadeli and Neher.Commission members viewed these and were encouraged to participate in other promos.

3.      CAAC Vacancy

Council appointed Dr. Fred Johnson to fill the vacant at-large position on the Commission.

Dr. Johnson introduced himself to the Commission.

4.      Viewer Comments

None received.There has been much interest in the community dioxin meeting that was taped by MCTV staff and access users.Green noted the value of MCTV in taping this program for the community.


V.††††††† New Business:

1.      Consideration of Absences by Commission Member

Beacom reviewed the situation with the absences of Commission member Berehula.Berehula had communicated that he sent in a letter of resignation but it has not been received as of this date.


Granstra moved the resolution to recommend to Council that Commissioner Berehulaís position be considered vacant and that Council appoint a MCTV access user to fill the remainder of the term.Green seconded.Motion passed. Beacom will submit the information to the City Mangerís office.


2.      MCTV Lottery

Beacom reported on the first lottery held after the change in rules.Series produced in the City of Midland and Midland County will now be eligible for 2 showings, daytime and prime time.Seven programs will be shown on MCTV 15 beginning July 2004 as a result of the rule change.


Granstra commented that he thought producers would have a choice of MCTV 3 or 15.Slots have to be filled on MCTV 3 before scheduling programs on MCTV 15.


Neher questioned about being knowing how many programs would have to be shown on MCTV 15.It is difficult to determine because some producers elect to show their program twice in the daytime and church series vary from 1 hour to 1 Ĺ hours.


Green asked if there is still room for new programs.New programs will be shown on MCTV 15 unless programs scheduled on MCTV 3 are discontinued.


VI.              Announcements:

Ben Bates will begin his internship at MCTV on July 6 replacing Lorry Jayne Hess.A reception for Lorry Hess will be on June 9, 4:00-5:30 p.m.


The MCTV office renovation has been completed.Everyone is pleased with the new layout.


The MCTV Open House was held on Saturday, April 24 in conjunction with National Library Week.GMS Arts Project again provided the mural painting and the production trailer was on display in the libraryís public parking lot.


Philo contest entries are due at the MCTV office by June 9.The competition is sponsored by the Alliance for Community Media and winners will be announced at the fall conference in Sterling Heights.


Honorís Night will be held on Saturday, October 16 in the Library Auditorium as part of the 20th Anniversary celebration.


Neher announced that MPSTV 17 will be showing the high school graduation ceremonies and the Senior Slide Show.Music used on the tape of the Senior Slide Show is allowed under copyright regulations.


Malekadeli thanked Neher for his service on the Commission.Neherís term expires June 30, 2004.Jim Huber has been appointed to a 3-year term as the MPS representative on the Commission.


VII.†† †† Adjournment:

Malekadeli adjourned the meeting at 7:30 p.m.



Next Meeting: September 8, 2004, 7:00 p.m., City Council Chambers