Telecommunications Commission minutes for October 3, 2016

North Liberty Telecommunications Commission
Meeting Minutes
Monday, Oct. 3, 2016
6:00 p.m. Regular Session
City Council Chambers, 1 Quail Creek Circle

  1. Call to order.

Hoffman called the meeting to order at 6:01 p.m.

  1. Roll call.

Commissioners Hoffman, Fields and Wells were present. Commissioners Arnold and Gattas were absent. Also present: Nick Bergus, Jillian Miller, Stefan Juran and Megan Benischek.

  1. Public comment for items not on the agenda.

There was none.

  1. Staff report.

Bergus reported on incoming Communications Specialist Megan Benischeck, the staff’s transition to a Tightrope automation server, preparations for City Week and other work.

  1. Community bench marking survey.

Commissioner Hoffman discussed her research, including what other local municipalities had done, and possible firms and agencies who could provide professional assistance. Commissioners agreed that additional direction on what the survey’s goal and use would be was needed.

  1. Community event support policy.

Discussion of the policy was tabled until November.

  1. Bulletin board and digital signage policy.

Staff presented a proposed update to its Bulletin Board policy. The commission approved the policy with the addition of “available to the public” to the end of line A.

  1. Budget FY18 discussion.

Staff presented the city’s timeline for budgeting, presented items it was considering as part of the department’s request, and solicited suggestions from the commission for consideration. The commission discussed the suggestions and offered their support.

  1. Approval of minutes.

Well moved, and Fields seconded, approval of the minutes for the Sept. 12, 2016, meeting, with all voting in favor.

  1. Old business.

There was none.

  1. New business.

There was none.

  1. Next meeting date.

The commission is scheduled to meet on Nov. 7, 2016. Fields will be unable to attend. Bergus will confirm a quorum of the commission is available.

Hoffman moved, and Well seconded, that the commission adjourn at 6:31 p.m., with all voting in favor.