[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Agawam 9-17-2018 by TOR-2018-12. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: This ordinance repealed former Ch. 12, Cable Television Advisory Commission, adopted 3-19-1990 by TOR-90-19, as amended.
The Cable Advisory Commission shall consist of seven members. One member shall be an employee of the Information Technology/Data Processing Department, who shall serve as the Town of Agawam's Cable Liaison Officer, and six members shall be appointed by the Mayor. Member appointments shall be for a term of three years, excluding the members of the first Commission where five appointments shall be comprised of the Cable Television Advisory Commission members who shall continue to serve for the duration of their individual term and two appointments shall be made by the Mayor for terms of three years respectively.
Vacancies on the Commission will be filled for the unexpired term of the Commissioner whose position was vacated.
The Commission shall evaluate the compliance by the cable company with the provisions of the town's Franchise License Agreement, Massachusetts General Laws and Congressional Cable Communications Policy Acts. They may conduct investigations into matters pertaining to the company's performance and shall make an annual report to the appointing authority no less than one year prior to the expiration of the contract between the cable company and the Town.
The Commission shall oversee policies regarding the Town's video production studio and equipment, broadcast equipment in all locations, PEG access equipment, programming that airs on local access stations and Town-operated online websites.