P .O. Box 87

Newtown, Connecticut

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Newtown Municipal Center

Newtown, CT

A meeting of the Strategic Action Committee of the Cable Advisory Council was held on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at the Newtown Municipal Center, Newtown, Connecticut.

Chairman Gregory Davis called the meeting to order at 7:07pm.

ATTENDEES: Chairman Gregory Davis (Roxbury), Kevin Burns (Newtown), Jonathan Gibney (Brookfield), Paul Katzmark (Southbury), Jim Lang (Trumbull), George Linkletter (Sherman) and Ken Swain (Bridgewater)

The purpose of the Strategic Action Committee is to guide the chairman and to determine roles and responsibilities of the Advisory Council and how to better serve subscribers.

Chairman Gregory Davis provided the committee with an agenda for tonight’s meeting and reviewed its contents.



July Council Meeting Actions Update

Chairman Gregory Davis spoke of actions taken at the July 9th CAC meeting and the outcomes:

Interconnection Status- Update

A letter was sent by Chairman Gregory Davis to PURA Chairman Dr. Arthur House c/o Kimberley Santopietro on behalf of the CAC requesting that a docket be opened with the CT PURA which recognizes the protracted Lack of Action between AT&T U-Verse and Charter Communication to Interconnect. This letter was copied to Charter Director of Government Relations Tom Cohan, AT&T Area Manger Kinson Perry and Statewide Video Advisory Council Chairman Merja Lehtinen. Chairman Davis noted that a response was received from PURA denying the request from the CAC. Chairman Davis went over the list of area towns where AT&T is available.

Chairman Davis presented a document to the SAC which provides a list and timeline of the Cable Advisory Council’s role in Interconnection. This document provides the motions made by the CAC in regard to Interconnection since September 11, 2012 and includes responses from PURA and Charter Communications.

Annual Treasurer Audit Committee

Jonathan Gibney noted that he has gone over the paperwork for the Annual Treasury Audit. George Linkletter has volunteered to serve on this committee as well.

Mr. Gibney noted that he has created a spreadsheet to keep track of travel reimbursement for council members.

Bylaws Review Committee

Kevin Burns, Jim Lang and Carmella Amodeo will serve on the Bylaws Review Committee. They will set up a meeting in the near future and report back to the Cable Advisory Council.

Membership outreach Committee

George Linkletter noted that the Membership Outreach Committee will meet before the next CAC regular meeting. Mr. Linkletter will contact the First Selectmen and Superintendents of Schools for area towns to encourage them to appoint members to the Cable Advisory Council.


SAC Mission Pool- Statement-Ballot

Chairman Gregory Davis spoke of the Future of Community Access and provided the SAC with a list of what needs to be done by the council. There was a brief discussion of the process for getting legislation passed.

Chairman Davis provided a list of things that the CAC may consider taking on in the future. They include: Administrative, Public Interest Advocate, Advisory Action for the CCFA License Holder, Advisory Action for CT PURA, Legislature, Statewide Cable and Statewide Video Advisory Councils, Advisory list of Action for Education and High Definition Thinking for Community Access.

A list of priorities was given at a previous SAC meeting. It is hopeful that this list can be prioritized into one list and posted to the website in the near future.


George Linkletter made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:46pm.

Vote 7-0-0 (Motion approved)

Cable Advisory Council Strategic Action Committee


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