Technology Committee Meeting Minutes 03/18/2019

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Otis Technology Committee

Meeting Minutes

Otis Town Hall Conference Room

March 18, 2019

6:00 pm



Meeting called to order at 6:00 pm in the Town Hall Conference Room and a quorum is present.


Present:  Bill Hiller, Larry Gould, Laurie Flower, Frank Tolopko, Ken Mayer



Approval of Meeting Minutes.  The February 4, 2018 meeting minutes were tabled pending revisions.


Broadband Updates.  We currently have 949 applicants with 259 connected to date.  Installations are continuing in Phase 3 and Sertex will be running strand in Phase 7 by the end of the month. Construction of the Hut at the Otis Firehouse continues, and we hope to be done in the next 3 – 4 weeks.


Vadar Implementation.  We are moving forward with the project. Work is progressing on the Chart of Accounts and Laurie has said the school is having their auditor review their chart and all agreed this was a good idea.


Broadband Insurance.  Purma has come back with a budgetary proposal of $8,600 which would cover both Broadband and the Turbine which is a significant savings over the current MIIA proposals. We have sent an application in to join Purma and upon approval Purma will send their underwriters out for a firm quote. All agreed this was a good idea.


Other Business. Ken Mayer had asked for more information on international rates for the Broadband phone offering. Bill will check back with WGE for more information. Bob Rosen brought up issues regarding the OWL and Broadband. It was explained to him that OWL has issues regarding the lack of conduit and that we would continue to work with Steve Grossman who is the head of the OWL Association to come up with a solution.



The meeting was adjourned at 6:56 pm.


Respectfully submitted,

Bill Hiller

Town of Otis Technology Committee