March 2015


March 4, 2015 Minutes


MINUTES of CTAC of Hamden, New Haven and West Haven

Meeting Date: March 4, 2015


Call to order: A regular monthly meeting of CTAC was held at Di Matteo’s Restaurant, 2100 Dixwell, Ave. Hamden, Connecticut on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. President Tad Weinstein presiding. Don Levy secretary. Meeting called to order at 6:10.

Members in attendance:

Tad Weinstein, Chair (WH)

Peaches Quinn, Vice Chair (NH)

George Alexander, Treasurer (H)

Don Levy, Secretary (H)

Johnes Ruta (NH)

Martha Brogan (NH Library)


The March meeting was held at Di Matteo’s Restaurant in Hamden Plaza because of limited parking at CTV as a result of snow in the parking lot.

New CTAC Member Martha Brogan, the New Haven Library representative, attended.  Introductions were exchanged.  Minutes from the December and February meetings were accepted.

Vice Chair and CTAC contest coordinator Quinn reported that the January 31 deadline for submissions to the CTAC video contest had passed and there were no entrants.  Options for encouraging broader community participation in next year’s contest were debated. Secretary Levy made a motion to broaden the base of possible participants by allowing all community members age 13 to 15 to submit entries. Treasurer Alexander proposed that members vote to cancel the contest in order to reconsider all aspects of the competition. The motion passed.

Chair Weinstein announced that the PEGPETIA funding is now available and that Sacred Heart Academy as well as other local groups are seeking grants to buy equipment. He said it is not clear if the money taken from PEGPETIA grants to support the general fund during the past two years had been restored or if the money now available is the result of the fact that a new budget cycle has begun. The chair also sought input regarding the board’s intention to invite a representative from Frontier Communications to an upcoming meeting.

The March regular meeting of CTAC was adjourned at 7:24 p.m..

Respectfully submitted by D. Levy, CTAC secretary