CABLE ACCESS ADVISORY COMMISSION
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
PRESENT: Roy Green –Chair, Bob Balwinski, Scott Cochran, Bob Granstra
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
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 17th.
Video Franchising Laws-State Senate held a second public hearing on PA 480 in Lansing.
ACM, MML, NATOA will offer amendments to the law.
Discussed the video on-line options and fees to increase revenue.
b. Cable Communications Fund
Discussion of year to date revenue and expenditures.
c. Friends of MCTV -
Magic Show was Oct. 8 & 9, attendance was low compared to 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 1st, primarly Library Communications
MCTV’s Honors Night, Thursday, November 17, 7pm
Friends of MCTV 3rd. Annual Shining Stars Talent Show will be held Saturday, Dec. 3rd 11am-4pm
VII. Adjournment at 7:26 pm
Next meeting is February 8, 2012 at 7pm, Council Chambers