Council March 21 unanimously approved changes to the advisory committee for the city's public television station.

Recently the name changed from Hudson Cable Television to Hudson Community Television.

The advisory committee changes will reflect the name change and other updates.

The Codified Ordinance Chapter 280 will be amended from “Cable” to Community Television Advisory Committee and the word cable replaced with community in the codified ordinances. Instead of “cable” station, the section would read “community television” station.

In addition “Public Schools” is replaced with “City School District.”

As of February 1, 2017, the five to seven voting members of the Community Television Advisory Committee will serve “their existing terms and shall be eligible for reappointment by Council to successive four-year terms at the expiration of their current terms.” The four-year replaces three-year terms.

Paragraph “B” was eliminated which was used in 2002 but no longer applies.

Terms, which were unlimited, are now limited to “no more than three consecutive full four-year terms.”

In addition the Burton D. Morgan Foundation is providing a way for HCTV viewers to enjoy a clearer, more reliable picture. The Foundation awarded a $27,000 grant to Hudson Community Television (HCTV) to purchase and install new transmission equipment and for entrepreneurial programming.

The new digital transmission equipment will provide an improved, reliable transmission signal, better control over broadcasts, and significantly improved picture quality. HCTV will be expanding its current programming with educational and informative programs to help businesses and entrepreneurs.

“With the help of this grant from the Burton D. Morgan Foundation, we will be able to improve the transmission quality of Hudson Community Television so we can provide a better experience for our viewers,” said Assistant Public Works Director Kevin Powell.

The transmission equipment is expected to be installed by May 2017.

The HCTV channels can be viewed online at

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