PO Box 87
Newtown, CT 06470
July 8, 2003 Minutes
Cable Advisory Council
P. O. Box 87
Public Regular Meeting – Tuesday, July 8,
As there was not a quorum, this meeting will not be deemed an official meeting. These notes are for purposes of updating the membership on items discussed informally on July 8, 2003.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
J. Bell discussed the newsletter Kent sends out, indicating that there is an advisory council and who the local representative(s) are and how to contact them.
J. Sabo indicated two bills had been received from Earthlink for hosting the web site. They were given to J. Zaloski for payment.
J. Sabo indicated a letter was received regarding adding FX, which has been an ongoing request, and the letter was given to D. Elwell along with a payment of a Charter bill, which was obviously intended for Charter but sent to the Council’s Post Office box.
J. Bell asked if a copy of the log of correspondence given to Charter can be given to the council to ensure that matters turned over to Charter for response have been handled in a timely manner. D. Elwell indicated he could furnish the council with a copy of the log. J. Bell suggested town representatives who receive calls and or correspondence regarding problems and/or issues should refer those individuals and/or correspondence to D. Elwell immediately so the matters can be handled in a timely manner. The town representative should keep a record of having forwarded items to D. Elwell and follow up on status at next meeting.
Membership Report – J. Sabo indicated that he had received only one response to the letters J. Eslami had sent out asking for selectman and school boards to appoint persons to open positions. J. Bell suggested that something needs to be done to generate interest in the council. He suggested that something should be written up indicating what the council did. J. Zaloski suggested this would be a good question to answer in the “FAQ” part of the web site.
Web Site – J. Sabo indicated the web site is now up and running. He discussed the fact that he has two students working on the web site, and they will continue to maintain it on a regular basis. He suggested that D. Elwell answer the question of why the FX channel isn’t being offered under the “FAQ” section of the web site.
Consolidation of Western and Northwestern Franchise Areas – J. Sabo briefly reviewed the possibility of telephone/teleconference meetings with members from the New Hartford area. D. Elwell indicated a letter had been sent to selectmen in the Northwestern Franchise area asking that members be appointed.
CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS REPORT:
G. Van Antwerp distributed the most recent Community Vision 21 Newsletter and public access report. He also discussed the internship program.
Respectfully submitted by: Lorna J. Szalay, Recording Secretary
NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, September 9, 2003 at Charter
Communications offices in Newtown, 7:30 p.m.
Cable Advisory Council