NEWTOWN AREA TELECOMMUNICATIONS ADVISORY COMMITTEE
MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF MARCH 3, 2009
Members Present: James Manahan, Member and Robert Hafner, Member Representing Newtown Township: Patrick Foster, Vice-Chairman/Treasurer and John Leonard, Member Representing Newtown Borough. Not present was Barbara Jankowski, Member Representing Newtown Township. No Liaison from the Borough or Township was present.
Also present were Brian Jeter representing Comcast Cable Communications, Inc. and Stephanie Beavers representing Verizon.
CALL TO ORDER:
James Manahan called the meeting to order at 7:59 P.M.
RE-ORGANIZATION OF THE COMMITTEE:
Robert Hafner made a motion to nominate James Manahan for Chairman. The motion was seconded by John Leonard and passed unanimously (3-0).
James Manahan made a motion to nominate John Leonard for Vice-Chairman. The motion was seconded by Robert Hafner and passed unanimously (3-0).
James Manahan made a motion to nominate John Leonard for Treasurer. The motion was seconded by Robert Hafner and passed unanimously (3-0).
MINUTES OF NOVEMBER 5, 2008:
Robert Hafner made a motion to approve the minutes of November 5, 2008. The motion was seconded by John Leonard and passed unanimously (3-0).
John Leonard asked if there were any updated with regards to the Descriptive Video Service. Stephanie Beavers advised that she currently has no update, but that Verizon does pass on any information as received from providers. Brian Jeter advised that Comcast also passes on any information as received from providers.
John Leonard asked if Comcast or Verizon is looking into set top boxes that use less power. He advised that his set top boxes use the same amount of power if they are on or off and that they are not DVR boxes. Brian Jeter and Stephanie Beavers advised that they would look into the matter and report back to the Committee.
The members thanked both Brian Jeter and Stephanie Beavers for their time and apologized for starting the meeting late.
Discuss next meeting date
The members agreed to meet on April 7, 2009 at 7:30 P.M. at the Newtown Borough Fire Hall located at 14 Liberty Street.
Patrick Foster arrived. The meeting was recapped.
OTHER BUSINESS/MEMBER COMMENTS:
The members complimented Patrick Foster on the renovations done to the Fire Hall.
The meeting adjourned at 8:34 P.M.
The next meeting is scheduled for April 7, 2009. The meeting will begin at 7:30 P.M., in the Newtown Borough Fire Hall located at 14 Liberty Street.
Christy Holley, Recording Secretary