Article 27


Shall the Town vote to establish a Pelham Public Television Capital Reserve Fund and to authorize the Selectmen as Agents to expend for the purpose of updating video equipment technology and re-establishing a television program production center and to further raise and appropriate the sum of $75,000.00 to be placed in this Fund for this purpose?  Said funding for this project will be offset by franchise fees received from Adelphia Communications and their successors which are funded by cable subscribers in Pelham.  (Recommended by Selectmen) (Not Recommended by Budget Committee)


Status

Originator Public TV (PTV) Department
Board of Selectmen 5-0-0
Budget Committee 2-8-0 (Gleason - yes, Mahoney - yes)
Town Meeting no changes made during the Deliberative session

Voter's Guide Explanation

The Purpose of this warrant article is to update Technology used to provide Public Access Television to the Town of Pelham using revenues. In 2005 the Town received approximately $134,137 in Franchise fees (revenues), PEG access expended $54,000 for a difference of $74,000 that was placed in the general fund and used to offset taxes. These franchise fees are paid by Cable subscribers not by all taxpayers and the intent is to utilize the difference for 5 years  to achieve the upgrades outlined below in the cost estimate table.

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Estimate of Equipment needed over next 5 years:

Sherburne Hall
Audio and Video wiring $10,000.00
acoustical treatments $4,000.00
New Studio
updated live console/installation&training $20,000.00
cameras $30,000.00
wiring $10,000.00
acoustical treatments $4,000.00
Lighting $10,000.00
Digital Upgrade
3 DVR Units Leigtronix $6,995.00 $20,985.00
3 750 GB Raid 5 Exterenl drives $1,499.00 $4,497.00
6 Dvplay DVD Players $600.00 $3,600.00
3 Scan Converters $750.00 $2,250.00
Instalation & training $5,000.00
3 DVD recorders $500.00 $1,500.00
New Meeting Room
audio and video wiring $10,000.00
robotic cameras $17,000.00
presentation system $8,000.00
control room console $10,000.00
acoustical treatments $4,000.00
Hanging Microphones $4,000.00
Misc
new editing suite $10,000.00
dvd recorders $3,000.00
new digital field cameras $7,000.00
New Admin PC $2,000.00
PHS Studio 
updated live console/installation&training $20,000.00
cameras $30,000.00
wiring $10,000.00
acoustical treatments $4,000.00
Lighting $10,000.00
new editing suite $14,000.00
new digital field cameras $7,000.00
PES Media Center
audio and video wiring $10,000.00
robotic cameras $17,000.00
presentation system $8,000.00
updated live console/installation&training $7,500.00
acoustical treatments $4,000.00
new digital field cameras $7,000.00
Total $342,332.00