February 3, 2016 Minutes

MINUTES of CTAC of Hamden, New Haven and West Haven
Meeting Date: February 3, 2016

Call to order: A regular monthly meeting of CTAC was held at CTV Offices at 843 State Street, New Haven, Connecticut, on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. President Tad Weinstein presiding. Don Levy Secretary. Meeting called to order at 6:11.

Members in attendance:

Tad Weinstein, Chair (WH), Peaches Quinn, Vice-Chair (NH), George Alexander, Treasurer (H)
Babz Rawls Ivy (NH), Don Levy, Secretary (H), Johnes Ruta (NH)

Ashley Sklar

Steve Gimmell, Frontier

The minutes for the January meeting were approved as submitted.

Steve Gimmell from Frontier said that although CTV programming is not yet available to Frontier cable customers Frontier has acquired the equipment necessary to add CTV programming to its channel line-up. Frontier needs to test the new equipment before it can be put in place. Steve anticipates this will have been accomplished by our March meeting.

Johnes indicated he was pleased with his progress on migrating the CTAC website to the WordPress platform. He acknowledges there were a few kinks remaining to be worked out. The Council decided that each member would examine the new website and submit feedback to Johnes by Wednesday, February 10. Once these final issues are resolved the Council expects to vote on providing the remaining funds to Johnes for his work on the project, perhaps as soon as the March meeting. Johnes also said that he would provide a new estimate of the cost for him to add functionality to the CTAC website so that community members could use the site to apply for the CTAC Video Excellence Grants to be awarded during 2016.

Chair Weinstein presented the 2015 Advisory Council Annual Report to be submitted to the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority. The council accepted the report as submitted. Chair Weinstein also submitted the 2016 Proposed CTAC Budget. The Council approved the 2016 Proposed Budget.

Don indicated that he would forward the draft press release to Babs Rawls Ivy as soon as the website was capable of processing grant applications.

The February regular meeting of CTAC was adjourned at 6:59 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by D. Levy, CTAC secretary