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2012-05-22

TELECOMMUNICATIONS ADVISORY COMMITTEE (TAC)
REGULAR MEETING
Burlington Telecom Conference Room
May 22, 2012

Minutes

TAC Members:
Present: Ross Nizlek, Bradley Holt, Greg Hancock and Nina Parris
Absent: Pete Jewett and Jason Baker

Also in Attendance:
Burlington Telecom: Amber Thibeault

1. Convene meeting of TAC at 4:14 p.m.

2. MOTION to approve minutes from the April 24, 2012 TAC meeting, made by Parris, seconded by
Holt.

3. Public Forum: No public present.

4. Discussion Topics

A. Mayor’s Position Video
a. The group discussed the video of the Mayor’s position on Burlington
Telecom, which is on the Burlington Free Press’ website.
i. Discussions related to what type of interest the City would retain in
the ownership of Burlington Telecom.
ii.Discussions regarding the value of Burlington Telecom including
the economic benefit to businesses and the community.
1. Parris: Attract new businesses to the community.
iii.
Also discussed what role the TAC has to play given the role of
the Blue Ribbon Committee.
1. Nizlek: Retention and feedback to Burlington Telecom.
2. Holt: General advocacy including promoting the value of
BT.
B. Update on the website.
a. Thibeault explained that there is a demo site which has been provided to
management and this will be provided to TAC members soon. Hoping for a
late June/early July launch of this website.
C. Management Reports
a. Thibeault reminded committee of annual report that is due to the City
Council. No date has been specified but the report will be due by the end of
the fiscal year (June 30, 2012).
b. Thibeault updated committee on current tiling issue with the local channels.
D. Miscellaneous Topics
a. Nizlek reiterated his offer to pound the streets for Burlington Telecom to sign
up new residential customers when the students move in.

5. Adjournment
MOTION to adjourn made by Holt at 5:04 p.m., seconded by Nizlek.
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