December 2014


December 11, 2014 Minutes

MINUTES of CTAC of Hamden, New Haven and West Haven

Meeting Date: December 11, 2014

A regular monthly meeting of the CTAC was held at Ristorante Luce, 2987 Whitney Ave., Hamden, Connecticut Thursday, December 11, 2014. Tad Weinstein presiding. Don Levy secretary. Meeting was called to order at 6:12.

Members in attendance:

Tad Weinstein, Chair (WH)

Peaches Quinn, Vice-Chair (NH)

George Alexander, Treasurer (H)

Don Levy, Secretary (H)

Johnes Ruta, (NH)

Jennifer Sacco, non-voting member emeritus, also present

Minutes of November 5, 2014, CTAC meeting accepted.

Chair Weinstein announced that New Haven Mayor Toni Harp had appointed Ms. Martha Brogan of the New Haven Free Public Library to represent New Haven on the CTAC board. Chair Weinstein said he would contact Ms. Brogan to let her know that CTAC meets at the offices of CTV at 843 State Street, New Haven, at 6:00 pm (Pizza at 5:30) on the first Wednesday of each month. Secretary Levy noted that 7 seats remain unfilled.

Chair Weinstein reminded members that a public hearing regarding Frontier Communications’ recent takeover of cable television service from AT&T is scheduled for Dec. 22.

Chair Weinstein suggested that CTAC establish a nominating committee to present a slate to nominees for CTAC leadership positions. Mr. Ruta said that it was premature to establish a nominating committee and that this action should be postponed until the May meeting. No vote was taken on the matter.

COMCAST representative Sharon Codeanne wrote to Chair Weinstein on Dec. 18 to say she was sorry that her schedule precluded her from attending the CTAC December meeting. She also sent a report for December to Chair Weinstein along with a PURA filing which outlined COMCAST rate increases going into effect on Dec. 20. Chair Weinstein forwarded Ms. Codeanne’s letter and the PURA filing to all CTAC members on Dec. 19.

Meeting adjourned at 7:09 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Don Levy, CTAC Secretary