April 15, 2013
Cable Television Commission
Meeting Minutes – Final
Mayor Dickert said that Ben and Joe had already approached him
about the mission vision statement and putting benchmarks in
place. He is very pleased with their conversation. The commission
will receive contracts so we can start working hands on and moving
forward. Alderman Hart asked if the contract was public. Yes.
Alderman Dehahn said we need to look at programming. Do we
want more education, sports and things the public is interested in?
We may want to change to Channel 25 and leave CAR25. Ben from
Skies Fall said he wants to build structure to the station so it
withstands time, even if they are not here in the future.
Alderman Hart suggested we make a survey about what
programming the public wants to see. Discussed ways to do this
and introducing programs that are new to the station that the public
may not have thought to ask for.
Larry Gregg feels we need to define what the commission’s role is.
The defining of the mission vision statement is a good time
determine this. Mayor Dickert said we need working sessions to
define the work we will be doing.
Alderman Dehahn said he would like to see a monthly report of a
work log so we can give guidance. Dominic replied that he would
like to do a report to create synergy with the commission. He
handed out a report of his first two weeks work.
Osterman asked if the line item “cleaning” meant scrubbing or
organizing. Dominic replied it included both cleaning and
organizing. Alderman Hart asked about the professional services
line item. Mayor Dickert has federal level contacts for Ben’s
Doug Davis asked if we inventoried all the equipment after the last
employees left. Paul Ancona said the cameras we purchased are
still there. Alderman Dehahn said there are some $5.00 programs
available for fill in programming.
Alderman Hart asked about advertising. Ben said they are not ready
yet. They want to make more of a professional presentation before
they start soliciting advertising. He said that when we stream on
line, Google Ads would be a source that no one could dispute. Krug
spoke about the station being self sustaining. He feels that selling
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