August 2010


August 4, 2010 Minutes

MINUTES of CTAC of Hamden, New Haven, and West Haven – August 4, 2010

Johnes Ruta, NH
George Alexander, H treasurer
Tad Weinstein, WH chair
Jen Sacco, H secretary
Carl Lambert, Sr., H
Sharon Codeanne, Comcast
Shalita Sampson, Hamden ([email protected])
Richard Gay, West Haven ([email protected])

Meeting called to order 6:00 p.m. by Tad Weinstein.    CTV representative not present.

Introduction of new member.  July minutes approved online.  Comcast report from Sharon.  General discussion of Comcast/Blockbuster’s announcement of DVD service by mail, but details not yet available.

As there was no representative of CTV present, we have no update.  Peaches, who had also attended the CTV board meeting last month, was not present to report back on the meeting last month.  CTV has no board meeting in August, and Peaches has agreed to attend in September again.

Correspondence—Tad had an email yesterday from N’Zinga Shani indicating she wanted to address a complaint about CTV to us.  Tad responded via email that she should put her complaint in writing.  We also received a copy of a letter from Joe Schofield to Ms. Shani indicating she has had her producer privileges revoked for allegedly not furnishing the requisite 20% of proceeds from sales of dvds made at CTV.   We have no further information from either Ms. Shani or CTV.

Tad, Sharon, and Carl expressed concern that if the message were sent first to Ms. Shani via email only (as indicated in the followup letter from Joe Schofield), she should have been sent a letter via U.S. mail, probably certified, to remove the possibility that the message could have been missed.

We still have not received the check from Comcast. 

George asked Tad if we have an update from the Statewide Video Advisory Council regarding their meeting with the DPUC; we do not, Tad will inquire at the next meeting of the SVAC.

Meeting adjourned 6:55.