NEWTOWN AREA TELECOMMUNICATIONS ADVISORY COMMITTEE
MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF SEPTEMBER 3, 2008
Members Present: Harry Stevens, Chairman; James Manahan, Member; Barbara Jankowski, Member and Robert Hafner, Member Representing Newtown Township; John Leonard, Member and Gerard O’Malley, Liaison Representing Newtown Borough. Not present were Jerry Schenkman, Liaison Representing Newtown Township and Patrick Foster, Vice-Chairman/Treasurer Representing Newtown Borough.
Also present was resident Stewart Mash.
No representatives from Comcast Cable Communications, Inc. or Verizon attended the meeting.
CALL TO ORDER:
Chairman Harry Stevens called the meeting to order at 7:35 P.M.
MINUTES OF JULY 2, 2008:
Robert Hafner made a motion to approve the minutes of July 2, 2008. The motion was seconded by James Manahan and passed unanimously (5-0).
Stewart Mash updated the Committee with regards to his complaint that Comcast is charging customers in the five counties surrounding the Philadelphia area, $13.00 per month for the Big Ten Network. The Committee discussed Stewart Mash’s complaint and agreed to have Robert Hafner contact Brian Jeter to discuss the matter. Barbara Jankowski suggested that the Committee contact the Verizon representative to see if they are also charging. The Committee thanked Stewart Mash for his time and advised that they would get back to him once hearing from Comcast.
Harry Stevens advised the Committee that he received a telephone call from Scott Harp with regards to the franchise agreement. The Recording Secretary advised that Scott Harp is still on the Committee’s contact list and receiving copies of the agendas and minutes.
The Committee discussed the Comcast pedestals located through out the Township and Borough.
The Committee was provided various correspondences from Comcast including a copy of The Comcast Connection (Volume 3, Issue 3, July 2008) and a letter from Brian Jeter, dated July 9, 2008, with regards to the Big Ten Network.
Harry Stevens advised that Stephanie Beavers provided him with the following update:
OTHER BUSINESS/MEMBER COMMENTS:
The meeting adjourned at 8:46 P.M.
The next meeting is scheduled for October 1, 2008. The meeting will begin at 7:30 P.M., in the Newtown Fire Station located at Newtown Municipal Complex.
Christy Holley, Recording Secretary