HARDWICK COMMUNITY TELEVISION – QUARTERLY MEETING
Via ZOOM video conference, May 28, 2020 AT 7:25 P.M.
Present: Leif Goldberg, Rachel Kane, Elizabeth Dow, Michael Gray, Kurt Bos
Absent: Rip Keller, Robin Grant
Rachel called the meeting to order at 7:25. Kurt moved to approve the minutes of the January
meeting; Michael seconded. Discussion: Rachel liked that we re-set the CDs. We had some discussion of
the decision not to pay to have our schedule published on the Comcast Program Guide. Leif reported that
those who decided to go with publishing it have had nothing but trouble. Leif filled in some background
of our relationship with Comcast for Michael. Unanimous approval of the minutes.
In discussion of the Balance Sheets, Rachel asked about some of the discrepancies. Leif covered
the details. Wiz moved we accept the Balance sheets. Rachel seconded. Unanimous approval.
Kurt moved to accept the Profit and Loss statement. Wiz seconded. Discussion: Rachel asked
about the timing of the town appropriation. Wiz explained the town’s fiscal calendar (vote at Town
Meeting; pay out upon receipt of a request after July 1, the start of the fiscal year. Leif pointed out that
operating with one staff person means a lot more money going to independent contractors. The cost of the
two modes of operation is very close. Kurt reminded us that having only Leif on staff and contracting for
everything else started as sort of an experiment, and Leif agreed that the system is working. Unanimous
Robin joined the meeting. Sociable chatter followed.
8:00 P.M. Station Report
Leif had distributed the station report in advance. Rachel expressed great pleasure at the fact that
people are contributing pieces on their own – Emmett Avery on the Gazette; Arthur Hynes on the Food
Shelf. Leif is working with Neighbor to Neighbor to make PSAs about “Who Do You Wear a Mask For?”
Leif raised the idea of providing small amounts of funds for making small videos. He suggested
$150 for a short video. Rachel moved that we approve Leif’s suggested donation of $150 per video. Robin
seconded. Unanimous approval. [By an email vote several days later, we raised the price to $200.]
Wiz moved to adjourn. Kurt seconded. Unanimous approval. Meeting adjourned at 8:04. Next
meeting July 30.