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Orion Community Cable
Communications Commission
Cable Franchising Authority
for the

Village of Lake Orion and
Charter Township of Orion
1349 Joslyn Road
Lake Orion, MI  48360
248-393-0147
occcc@orionontv.org

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Next Meeting:

Thursday, December 13, 2018
immediately following
7:00 PM Budget Public Hearing
Agenda December 2018

ONTV Studio
1349 Joslyn Road, Lake Orion


 

Orion Neighborhood Television

Village of Lake Orion

Orion Township

PUBLIC NOTICE
Orion Community Cable Communications Commission
Charter Township of Orion – Village of Lake Orion
Budget Public Hearing

 The Orion Community Cable Communications Commission will hold a
public hearing at 7:00 pm on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at the
Orion Neighborhood Television Studio, 1349 Joslyn Road, Lake Orion.
The purpose of the hearing is to receive comments regarding
the proposed 2019 budget for the Cable Commission.
Interested residents are invited to attend this hearing.

A copy of the proposed budget is available for review by contacting
the Commission Administrator at 248 393-0147,
or dgriffiths@orionontv.org.
Comments will also be accepted in writing at
1349 Joslyn Road, Lake Orion, Michigan  48360
before 7:00 pm, December 13.

The regular December Cable Commission meeting will begin
immediately following the Budget Public Hearing.

Ralph Painter, Chair
Orion Community Cable Communications Commission

In the spirit of compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act,
individuals with a disability
should feel free to contact the Commission Administrator
at least seventy two hours in advance of the hearing
if requesting accommodations.

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The FCC has issued a Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, which would significantly reduce cable franchise fee revenue for local governments and impact other cable franchise obligations, in particular PEG channels.

In Lake Orion, cable franchise fees support:
-live, unedited, gavel to gavel coverage of government meetings, including
Lake Orion Village Council and Orion Township Board,
-youth media literacy camps,
-broadcast internships for high school and college students,
-technology grants to Lake Orion Community Schools ($250,000 in 2017-2018),
-support & promotion of local non-profits and local businesses,
-Orion residents’ access to technology to create, communicate, and connect
with other residents through video on the Orion public access channel.

Residents are encouraged to file reply comments with the FCC at: www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings in opposition to this rulemaking.

On the filing, the proceeding is ‘5-311’, the type of filing is ‘reply to comments’.

Reply comments are due 12/14/18

Usually, for reply comments, a reference should be made to comments already filed.  You could begin your reply comment with “I wish to associate myself with the comments of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors and to add…”.  OCCCC is a member of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors.  You can access their comments here: Cable Franchising FNPRM Comments NATOA

Thank you for supporting our local channels!