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September 9, 2009
I. Call to order
Chairman Sandy Peavey called to order the regular meeting of the Cable Advisory Committee at 7:00 pm on September 9, 2009 at Hingham Town Hall.
II. Roll call
Eric Connerly conducted a roll call. The following persons were present: Sandra Peavey, Katy Gallagher-Wooley, Jim Dellot, Eric Gauthier, Amy Goebel, Rob Kirk, Eric Dresser and Eric Connerly. Also present: Hingham resident Peter McIntyre
Minutes for the 2 June meetings and August meeting were UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED
IV. Open issues
A. Spanning the Generations project
a. Ms. Gallagher-Wooley is requesting Adobe Final Cut Pro software, a stabilizer and transportation from the Verizon foundation as part of this year’s StG project.
b. Ms. Goebel noted that she still has some outstanding out-of-pocket expenses from last year that remain unreimbursed.
B. State of School equipment
a. Ms Gallagher-Wooley contacted Betty Foley and received the go-ahead to order the school equipment. After some cheaper substitutions, the order was completed for arrival by the end of September, though Ms. G-W will push the vendor for earlier delivery as her classes have already started for the year.
C. Comcast equipment
a. Ms. G-W does not yet have an estimate of the delivery date for the equipment. She indicated that the inventory of the middle school and equipment received from the former Norwell studio was nearly ready.
b. Some of the equipment received from Comcast may be usable by the middle school to record programming for the education channel in the near future.
D. Government channel equipment upgrade
a. Mr. Dellot has requested updated quotes from vendors for the Selectmens’ room upgrade as well as the wiring installation for the other town hall rooms.
b. There is no deadline for vendors to install the equipment. Mr. Dellot will arrange for interested townspeople for training the day the equipment is installed in the Selectmens’ room.
E. Hingham 375th anniversary events recording
a. The committee discussed the need to fund equipment and find volunteers for recording the various events for the town’s 375th anniversary coming up. Ms. G-W indicated that there were no student volunteers to record the events as yet.b. Mr. Connerly moved and Ms. Goebel seconded that the committee request $5,000 from the board of selectmen for equipment and labor expenses to record various town events. UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
F. Comcast charges
a. Ms Peavey will speak with special counsel Bill August to obtain advice on how to correct the overcharges appearing on Comcast’s bills to Hingham subscribers after the change in franchise agreement.
G. Studio locations
a. Mr. Dellot spoke with Hal Goldstein of the Library Trustees, who indicated that any studio location on library grounds would likely take 5-6 years to approve, design and build.
b. Minimum space requirements were discussed. The committee concluded that any studio location would require:
i. Minimum 25x30’ for the studio
ii. Minimum 10x15’ for the control room
iii. 12’ ceilings (though 15’ would be preferable)
iv. 10x15’ for an editing room
v. 10x15’ for prop storage
vi. 2 small offices 8x10’ each
vii. Reception & equipment space of 10x10’
viii. This totals roughly 1500 square feet without any restrooms, halls, etc.
Ms. Peavey adjourned the meeting at 9:30 pm
Minutes submitted by: Eric Connerly
Minutes approved by: Hingham CAC