February 7, 2018 Minutes

CTAC   – Monthly Meeting Minutes – February Meeting TELECONFERENCE – February 7, 2018
Teleconference meeting arranged by Tad due to snowy weather. CTV Offices were closed at this time.

Members in attendance:
Tad Weinstein (West Haven), Chair
George Alexander (Hamden) Treasurer
Peaches Quinn (New Haven) Vice-Chair
Yvonne Manning-Jones   (New Haven)
Ashley Sklarr (New Have Library System) Advisor
Johnes Ruta, (New Haven), Advisor, Acting Secretary
Meeting called to order 6:03 PM.

1.    January Minutes
Peaches makes Motion to approve January, 2018 Minutes, George Alexander Seconds this Motion.
Vote – approved.
to void December Motion to extend Video Contest Deadline.

2.     CTAC Video Contest
a.) George asks Johnes about previous request to contestants to indicate how they learned of the
CTAC Video Contest. Johnes indicates that this question was included in his January 4th email
to each approved contestant, but none provided an answer. Johnes will try again. (Johnes did
repeat this question to contestants on February 8th, but still none replied.

b.) The deadline for video entries is Wednesday, February 28, 2018. (Johnes also re-informed
each contestant of this deadline in Feb, 8 emails.)

c.) Contestants must submit Parental Permission and Actors’ Release Forms before Contest
Prizes can be distributed to winners. Email JPG Form or paper Forms OK.   (None received as of
February 20th.)

  1. Frontier –   Tad Weinstein says that Frontier is technically not a cable TV company, and therefore not
    in our jurisdiction.   Licensing has Comsumer Requirements. George Alexander specifies that
    Cablevision is a cable company, offering TV via cable. Frontier is rather in the jurisdictio
    of the Statewide Cable Television Advisory.


  1. COMCAST Report:
    Tad indicates that Comcast is only required to appear at CTAC meetings twice per year.There is no Comcast Report this month.

    5.   CTAC Funding
    CTAC funding is only available from Comcast as the local franchise television carrier within
    our jurisdiction.

    Johnes asks if Frontier funds the Statewide Cable Television Advisory, then should not this
    funding be divided and distributed among all the local CT Councils ?   Peaches Quinn: Seconds
    this question.   George wants to know the specifics about the Frontier funding and docket.

Annual Report – was submitted to PURA at the end of January..   Frontier provides an annual
funding check of $2,000 to STATEWIDE CTAC.

6.   CTV – no report this month.

7.   CTAC Budget –
Not discussed yet.

George make Motion to arrange 2018 Budget the same as 2017. Peaches Seconds this motion.
Vote taken – all in favor, unanimous.

8.   Next CTAC meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 7, 2018.

  1. No further business at this time.   Peaches makes Motion to adjourn.CTAC Teleconference meeting is adjourned at 6:39 PM EDT.

    February 2018 Minutes Resubmitted with corrections and addition to item #5 Annual Report clause
    04/23/2018 by Johnes Ruta, CTAC Acting Secretary, New Haven Rep #2


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