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Orangetown Updates Cable Upgrade Plan

The Orangetown Board is also expected to discuss raising filming permit fees, the 2013 schedule and police management contracts at Tuesday's workshop meeting,

The Orangetown Council voted in July to approve the use of .

Tuesday's town workshop meeting, which begins at 8 p.m., will include a discussion of the cable television upgrade, including a final equipment list. The cost  of the upgrade would be approximatley $83,000, down from the projected $100,000. This includes:

  • Origination (runs the channel) - $9,876.90
  • Playbox (computer system that runs the channel) - $17,800.00
  • Production & Board Room (Cameras, monitors, other equipment) - $47,855.62
  • Electrical and other labor - $7,500.00

A memo from Supervisor Andy Stewart with an update on the project is attached to this report along as part of the back-up materials for Tuesday's workshop. The agenda is also attached. 

Among other items to be discussed at Tuesday's workshop:

  • Increasing the filming permit fee from $250 to $500 per day per location effective Jan. 1, 2013. 
  • Schedule a public hearing to amend a section of the town code that addresses hawking and peddling. 
  • Discuss town board meeting calendar for 2013.

The board could also discuss Orangetown Police management contracts and RPC redevelopment. 

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