Cable Committee Charge

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The Douglas Cable Advisory Committee shall consist of at most seven members, each serving three year terms on a rotating basis. The Douglas Board of Selectmen shall have sole appointing and oversight authority of the Douglas Cable Advisory Committee.

The Douglas Cable Advisory Committee is charged with the following:

  • To negotiate the Town's license(s) with any Cable or similar telecommunication providers, providing however that the Board of Selectmen shall be the official Issuing Authority for all such licenses.

  • To monitor compliance with all such licenses, providing however that any vote of noncompliance or termination be subject to ratification by the Douglas Board of Selectmen.

  • To receive and account for all funds as per all contracts, state and/or federal laws, and Town Bylaws.

  • To create and enforce policies and procedures in accordance with its operations, with all policies and procedures subject to public review for a period of no less than twenty-one days from first Committee discussion to Committee vote. Included shall be a well-defined procedure for grievances.

  • Policies and procedures of an emergency nature may be adopted by a two-thirds majority vote. All emergency policies and procedures must be reported with explanation to the Board of Selectmen within seven days, and will expire unless ratified within sixty days. 

  • To establish job descriptions for and retain the services of regular employees, both subject to ratification by the Board of Selectmen.

  • To provide stipends to certain volunteers by vote and/or policy, upon approval of these policies by the Board of Selectmen.

  • To periodically report to the Board of Selectmen on issues of a significant nature and/or make recommendations related to its operations. 

Approved by the Douglas Board of Selectmen on October 15, 2019