Village of Clayton, NY
Jefferson County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Clayton 7-22-1986 by L.L. No. 7-1986. Amendments noted where applicable.]
A. 
There is hereby created a Board to be named the "Advisory Board on Cable Television," which shall advise the Village Board in relation to certain aspects of the operation of the cable television system in the Village of Clayton.
B. 
The Board shall be composed of five members appointed by the Village Board for five-year terms; provided, however, that of the five members first appointed, two shall be appointed for one year, two for two years and one for three years from January 1 next succeeding their appointment. Their successors shall be appointed for terms of five years each. Members shall continue in office until their successors have been appointed and qualified.
C. 
A majority of the Board shall select a Chairman and Vice Chairman from their members.
D. 
Vacancies in the Board shall be filled in the same manner as original appointments.
E. 
Board members shall be residents of the Village of Clayton and shall be representative of various interests of the community, including, so far as possible, members representative of minority and neighborhood groups, women, education, business and government. It shall be within the Village Board's discretion to determine the qualifications for inclusion in the aforementioned categories.
F. 
Members of the Board shall serve without compensation, except for actual and necessary expenses incurred in the course of their duties and responsibilities upon prior approval by the Village Board. Such expenses may include the rental of space, the purchase of materials and supplies and lodging, meals, tolls and mileage allowance or cost of public transportation for necessary travel.
G. 
Members may be removed from office at any time by the Village Board.
The Board is hereby directed to:
A. 
Make recommendations to the Village Board on how a public channel or channels could be scheduled.
B. 
Advise the Village Board to establish criteria and guidelines for public access to public channels, in conjunction with the cable operator.
C. 
Review and make recommendations to the Village Board on state and federal laws concerning CATV.
D. 
Advise the Village Board to publish an annual report on its activities and programming.
E. 
Advise the Village Board to recommend local laws, ordinances, rules and regulations and franchise amendments necessary to carry out the functions of the Advisory Board.
F. 
Advise the Village Board to act as a hearing board on items concerning CATV (e.g., complaints regarding line extension, access, etc.).
G. 
Advise the Village Board to establish an information library and provide a place accessible to persons having questions about CATV.
H. 
Advise the Village Board to establish individual guidelines for programming on the public access channels.
I. 
Review and make recommendations to the Village Board on franchise amendments and renewals.
A. 
The Commission shall be advisory to and subject to the direction and control of the Village Board; however, the Commission may establish its own rules and regulations guiding the conduct and operation of the Commission and its members within its responsibilities and charge.
B. 
The Commission shall record the minutes of each meeting, which shall be filed in the office of the Village Clerk and shall be delivered to the Mayor and members of the Village Board.
There is hereby appropriated from the general fund the amount of $100 for the operation of the Commission.