April 3, 2013 Minutes

Weds. April 3, 2013


George Alexander, Treasurer, H

Don Levy, H

Johnes Ruta, NH

Jennifer Sacco, H

Tad Weinstein, WH, chair

Joe Schofield, CTV

Sharon Codeanne, Comcast

Meeting called to order 6:06 p.m.  February minutes reviewed because March meeting was cancelled due to snow.  Johnes moved to accept the Feb. minutes, Don seconded.  Minutes approved.

Comcast report presented.  Some installation service prices are decreasing slightly.  George mentioned a letter from the State that legacy packages are being phased out, as some customers who had packages that were no longer available to new subscribers had been grandfathered in before, but would be losing their access to those packages.  They would have to buy a package available to the entire public (at a higher price.)

Johnes expressed concern that his Comcast bill had increased by $20/month, due to price increases.  Comcast claims that this is somehow due to competition.

CTV report is that the problems with the new cameras in the studio have a temporary fix, and fix should be permanent after they move, which hopefully will be November or December.

Return line from AT&T still not available to CTV.  There are some issues to be hammered out in the contract, as well as issues pertaining to the broadcast of licensed music outside the 3 towns where CTV is available on Comcast.

George indicated that we had received our $2000 check from Comcast to support our work for the year.

We received a copy of a letter from Joyce Listro (NH BOE), resigning her position on the council.

Motion made that letters will be sent to the mayors with copies to city school superintendents and librarians about the openings on our council. 

Meeting adjourned 7:10 p.m.