July 2016


July 6, 2016 Minutes

MINUTES of CTAC of Hamden, New Haven and West Haven
Meeting Date: July 6, 2016

Call to order: A regular monthly meeting of CTAC was held at CTV Offices at 843 State Street, New Haven, Connecticut, on Wednesday, July 6, 2016. President Tad Weinstein presiding. Don Levy Secretary. Meeting called to order at 6:03.

Members in attendance:

Tad Weinstein, Chair (WH), Don Levy, Secretary (H), Johnes Ruta (NH), Peaches Quinn (NH),
Ashley Sklar (NH).

Comcast representative Sharon Codeanne and CTV representative Joe Schofield were present.

Minutes from the previous meeting were adopted.

CTV was not yet being cablecast over the Frontier system. Joe Schofield said that one new cable must be laid within the building to get CTV up on the Frontier system. Joe said that per custom no training of new volunteers was being conducted during the Summer. He also said that CTV was in the process of completing its PURA audit. Joe said he would forward the 2015 audit as well as the first quarter 2016 audit via email. Tad indicated that he anticipated that the 2016 PURA audit will seek CTAC input. Due to a short timeline for CTAC input Tad said he would poll members via email for their input.

Sharon presented the Comcast report indicating contributions to the New Haven Public Schools as well as the City of New Haven Youth@Work Program. Comcast awarded scholarships to nine high school students from our area at a May 31st ceremony at the State Capitol.

Because Babz was absent no action was taken on the CTAC Video Grant program. CTAC has been delaying action of hiring someone to work on the website pending a report on this issue which Babz and indicated she would make. Johnes said he would continue to post meeting minutes to the CTAC website.

Tad renewed his call for current council members to be more active in recruiting for the many open positions on the council. Council voted to cancel its August meeting and to meet for its next regular meeting on Wednesday, September 7.

Meeting was adjourned at 6:43 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by Don Levy, CTAC Secretary.