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MCCI Board Meeting

Thursday, March 23, 2017, 6:00 pm until 7:00 pm
34 Second Street
A meeting of the MCCI Board

Meeting of MCCI Board

Members: (Quorum)

  • Absent: Dana Faldasz, Clerk
  • Present: Michael Muller, at 6:00 PM
  • Present: Michael Langknecht, President, at 6:00 PM

Also Present:

  • Charles Kelley

See original Agenda Approved Meeting Minutes

Meeting opened: 6:05 PM

Meeting closed: 7:26 PM

  1. Meeting Preliminaries

  2. Meeting Items

    • 1: Staff Report

      General Discussion...
      Town received capital check in August 2016 for $12,500. MCTV received notice of check in March of 2017. Dean will request check. Check will be received by Town every August.

      Veronica suggested getting more volunteers for microphone running during Town Meeting. Also have Ray Godin prep people at table about microphone etiquette.

      Kelley: Possibility of purchasing new mixer and wireless mic.

      https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1194979-REG/shure_blx288_pg58_h9_blx288_dual_transmitter_handheld_wireless.html

      See attached report for more.

      1. MCTV_Staff_Report_2017-03-23.pdf
    • 2: GMRSD Meeting Room Issues

      General Discussion...
      See staff report

    • 3: Treasurer's Report

      General Discussion...
      Auditor is almost done with tax return

      1. MCCI_PL_Budget_vs_Actual_January_2017.pdf
      2. MCTV_Balance_2017-01-31.pdf
    • 4: Taking and Gathering Minutes, both past and present

      General Discussion...
      Dierdre might be interested. Invite her to Annual Meeting

    • 5: Board Development

      General Discussion...
      Mik will write letter to MR. Email to list. Post to FB. Ask Montague Catholic Social Ministries. Ask Leadership on Board if they host events at member orgs.

      http://www.leadershippv.org/programs/lob-individuals.html

    • 6: Equipment information - Report from community producer on new equipment available for meeting rooms

      General Discussion...
      Kelley distributed printouts detailing specs on new Panasonic digital PTZ cameras, Panasonic PTZ controller, LiveStream mixer. Approx $44,000. Valley Communications.

      1. MCT_-_Broadcast_Upgrade_-_Proposal_-_JJP_-_032017_-_V-21484.pdf - Printouts brought in by Charles Kelley as a proposal to upgrade the selectboard meeting room at Town Hall
    • 7: Future Projects

      General Discussion...
      Mike L floated the idea of taking over the old School Committee meeting space to use as additional MCTV meeting space. TF High School video class is moving to another room. SC will still meet there, and the "drop" will still be there. We would move in our own equipment.

      MOTION, moved by , seconded by Michael Muller: We draft a proposal to submit to the school, requesting the assumption of control of the old video classroom, where the School Committee meets.

      Pass: Aye: Michael Langknecht, Michael Muller, . Not Present: Dana Faldasz.

      ML: Let's start with our requirements for access, use, and timing.
      MM: We would need to have a contract.
      DG: Should coincide with our contract w/ Town (10-years).
      VP: Dean should be point-person for all communication.
      DG: Sullivan seems amenable to the idea. We need a solid, consistent space for shoots.
      ML: This is our room, and anytime they want to use it, we need MCTV staff there.

  3. 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 approved on Thursday, May 18, 2017

Posted to: Board Meetings