MCCI Board Meeting

Thursday, January 12, 2023, 6:00 pm until 7:00 pm
A meeting of the MCCI Board

Meeting of MCCI Board

Members: (Quorum)

  • Absent: Liz Walber
  • Present: Dana Faldasz, President, at 6:00 PM
  • Present: Karen Siwicki, Treasurer, at 6:00 PM

Also Present:

  • Dean Garvin
  • Deirdre Pleasant
  • Jason Burbank

See original Agenda Approved Meeting Minutes

Meeting opened: 6:00 PM

Meeting closed: 7:05 PM

  1. Meeting Preliminaries

    • Meeting Opened / Attendance Taken (see above).

    • No minutes to approve.

  2. Administrative Business

    • 1: Treasurer's Report

      General Discussion...
      *Karen, Dana & Dean to meet 1/19/23 via zoom to discuss budget and compare past budget to proposed 2023 budget
      *Karen to ask Bernice if can move past capitol funds to checking account for 2023 fiscal year
      *Karen currently working on W2's and will send out via email
      *Pay increases will be determined based on budget review

      1. MCCi_Balance_Sheet_1-10-22.pdf
      2. MCCI_PL_Draft_Budget_vs-_Actual_1-10-23.pdf
      3. MCCI_Restricted_Capital_Report_1-10-23.pdf
    • 2: Staff / Equipment Report

      General Discussion...
      *Dean spoke with underwriter at Rist Insurance Re: Drone coverage for a business and was advised they don't normally provide insurance for drone business due to liability only for personal coverage, but Tracy will review and submit a quote.
      *Minutes for 12/1/22 tabled for quorum next meeting
      *Deirdre to provide Dana with producer email links for upcoming board meetings

      1. MCTV_Staff_Report_12-2-22_thru_1-12-23.pdf
  3. Old Business

    • 1: Covid Relief Grant

      General Discussion...
      *Deirdre called Mass Cultural council for update and was told the final determination of approval will be no later than the first week of February

    • 2: Editing training

      General Discussion...
      *Hannah began training/editing with Ben on Final Cut
      *She will continue training as needed -we currently have 2 more people interested

  4. New Business

    • 1: Pay raises/Bonuses

      General Discussion...
      *All 2022 employee bonuses have gone out
      *Pay raises for 2023 to be determined based on budget review. Due to minimum wage increase to $15.00 per hour in January 2023, all wages need to be reassessed.

    • 2: Rocketfusion favicon

      General Discussion...
      *Mik has replaced Rockefusion's favicon to an eagle to represent MCTV
      * Dana noted rocket still shows up on PDF sections of website...Deirdre to refer to Mik

    • 3: Local Interviews

      General Discussion...
      *Emma & Deirdre implementing a new series to interview new local businessess

  5. Meeting Wrap-up

The listing of matters is those reasonably anticipated by the Chair which may be discussed at the meeting. Not all items listed may in fact be discussed and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law.

Minutes prepared by Deirdre

Minutes approved on Friday, Mar 24, 2023