APPROVED 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

                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

 

VI.          Announcements

                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