Jackson County Cable TV Commission review franchise agreement
The Jackson County Cable TV Commission met Sept. 28 to review the Zito Media franchise renewal agreement.
Here are the meeting's minutes, as provided by the county:
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2016 4:00 PM
JACKSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE
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Call to Order (4:10 PM)
Members Present: Bishop, Curkin and Singleton
Members Absent: Frick and Reynolds
Also Present: Dan Brenner, Rebecca Blomer
Approval of Minutes
I. 16-0753 July 27, 2016 Minutes
A motion was made by Curkin, seconded by Bishop, to approve the July 27, 2016 minutes as
presented. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
II. 16-0754 Zito Media Franchise Renewal Request, Evaluation and Renewal Process Discussion
The commission discussed the draft franchise agreement with Zito Media that was prepared by
the State's Attorney's office. Mr. Brenner informed the committee that he updated the privacy
policy section to adhere to current laws and put current dates in the agreement. The
commission discussed their desire for a local customer service center. There are concerns that
the current number of Zito Media customers is not enough for the company to justify having a
local office. The commission decided to request that Mr. Brenner add a section that requires
Zito Media to open a local customer service office once they reach 3000 subscribers in the
county. The commission then requested that Mr. Brenner send the agreement with the
proposed addition to the Zito Media for their review. The commission also discussed some
customer complaints and decided that they will not make a final decision until the complaints
A motion was made by Curkin, seconded by Bishop, to approve recommendation to have the
State's Attorney office send the proposed franchise agreement to Zito Media with the
suggested change and allow 60 days for a response. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
Adjourn (4:29 PM)
Bishop moved and Curkin seconded to adjourn, motion carried. The next meeting will be on December 7, 2016 at 4pm.