October 5, 2011 Minutes

MINUTES of CTAC of Hamden, New Haven, and West Haven – October 5, 2011

Call to order: A regular meeting of the CTAC, was held at CTV, Hamden, CT on 10/5/2011. The meeting convened at 6:00 p.m., President Tad Weinstein presiding, and Jennifer Sacco, secretary.

Members in attendance:

George Alexander, H treasurer

Joyce Listro, NH

Peaches Quinn, NH

Johnes Ruta, NH

Jen Sacco, H secretary

Tad Weinstein, WH chair

Joe Schofield, CTV

Sharon Codeanne, Comcast representative

Approval of minutes: Motion was made by Johnes, and seconded by George, to approve the minutes of the July meeting. Motion carried.  Johnes moves that we approve Sept. minutes; Joyce seconded. Motion carried.


Comcast- Sharon presented Comcast monthly report of developments, including filing with PURA about new cable adapters to make digital conversion possible, which will be rolled out in November. For customers to get credit after Hurricane Irene, they have to call in to Comcast.  Outage and refund policy is sent annually to customers in policy notice. 

CTV- Tightrope server was to be removed with a 25% restocking fee; new server equipment also had to be removed after 2 days.  Old equipment is still in place until new system is up and running. PURA has not made a decision in the ongoing docket about 21st century conversations.  Organizations cannot be producers; each new show must have a producer.  Relocation is still ongoing issue. 

Treasurer- PURA docket 11-08-06 on review process of community access providers is open for comments. George moved that we write an email with our support for the review process to PURA. Johnes seconds.  Motion passes.

December meeting will be in second week of December, Tuesday the 13th.

Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 7:15 p.m.

Jennifer Sacco