CABLE ADVISORY COUNCIL
Minutes of Strategic Action Committee Meeting –
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Newtown Municipal Center
A meeting of the Strategic Action Committee of the Cable Advisory Council was held on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at the Newtown Municipal Center, Newtown, Connecticut.
Chairman Gregory Davis called the meeting to order at 7:15pm.
ATTENDEES: Chairman Gregory Davis (Roxbury), Vice Chairman Carmella Amodeo (Newtown), Donna Cassidy (Trumbull), Jim Lang (Trumbull), Paul Katzmark (Southbury) 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. There was a discussion of ideas specifically regarding the next four meetings and short and long-term goals.
There was a draft Mission Pool that specified six areas of thinking for the committee:
Public Interest Advocate
Advisory Action for the CCFA License Holder
Advisory Action for CT Pura, Legislature, Statewide Cable and Statewide Video Advisory Councils
Advisory Action for Education
High Definition Thinking for Community Access
The commission reviewed a Strategic Action Committee Mission Pool Ballot which ranked various topics and keywords that pertain to the council and ranked them in order of importance. Topics of importance included mileage reimbursement for council members. (Gregory Davis noted that a letter was sent to PURA for ruling regarding this.) There was a discussion of Senior Citizens and the role of the council in getting Senior Citizens involved and the best way to reach out to seniors. The commission discussed whether or not Charter was offering low cost cable service to low income residents.
The commission spoke of council members and how they are appointed to the council. There was a brief discussion of inviting the general public to join the council and opportunities for people that are not appointed by their First Selectman or Superintendent of Schools.
The commission discussed ways to promote Boards of Education with PEGPETIA grant applications and it was decided to discuss this at the next Charter Advisory Council meeting on November 13th.
It was decided that the Strategic Action Committee will meet again on December 11, 2012. Upcoming dates for Charter Advisory Council meetings are November 13, 2012, January 8, 2013, March 12, 2013, May 14, 2013 and July 9, 2013.
Gregory Davis made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:51pm- Vote 6-0-0 (Motion approved)
Cable Advisory Council Strategic Action Committee