Cable Committee

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Mission Statement


To inform and educate the residents of Douglas by:
  • The recording and broadcast of local government meetings
  • Fostering the production of local events of special interest
  • Develop and enforce cable licenses in the best interest of the community
  • Make available video production technology and training to the public
  • Provide cable broadcast access to every Douglas resident

Douglas Cable Advisory Members


  • Fred Fontaine, Chair
  • Christopher Menn, Vice Chair
  • Bob Werme
  • Vacancy
  • Vacancy
  • Pat Aldrich, Cable Coordinator & Secretary 
View the application form (PDF) to serve on the Cable Committee.

Meetings are held Quarterly unless otherwise determined by the Cable Chair at 7pm in the Douglas Municipal Center
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Cable Advisory Committee Charge:

The Douglas Cable Advisory Committee shall consist of at most seven members, each serving three year terms on a rotating basis. The Douglas Board of Selectmen shall have sole appointing and oversight authority of the Douglas Cable Advisory Committee.

The Douglas Cable Advisory Committee is charged with the following:

  • To negotiate the Town’s license(s) with any Cable or similar telecommunication providers, providing however that the Board of Selectmen shall be the official Issuing Authority for all such licenses.

  • To monitor compliance with all such licenses, providing however that any vote of noncompliance or termination be subject to ratification by the Douglas Board of Selectmen.

  • To receive and account for all funds as per all contracts, state and/or federal laws, and Town Bylaws.

  • To create and enforce policies and procedures in accordance with its operations, with all policies and procedures subject to public review for a period of no less than twenty-one days from first Committee discussion to Committee vote. Included shall be a well-defined procedure for grievances.

  • Policies and procedures of an emergency nature may be adopted by a two-thirds majority vote. All emergency policies and procedures must be reported with explanation to the Board of Selectmen within seven days, and will expire unless ratified within sixty days. 

  • To establish job descriptions for and retain the services of regular employees, both subject to ratification by the Board of Selectmen.

  • To provide stipends to certain volunteers by vote and/or policy, upon approval of these policies by the Board of Selectmen.

  • To periodically report to the Board of Selectmen on issues of a significant nature and/or make recommendations related to its operations. 

Approved by the Douglas Board of Selectmen on October 15, 2019

Cable Advisory Committee Video Playlist

Click on the Playlist icon in the upper left corner of the video file below to access the complete playlist of available Cable Advisory Committee videos. The Playlist icon is three small lines with a tiny triangle, next to the DCAC logo.