The Communications Commission advises the Township Board on matters related to video service franchise compliance with PA 480, Metro Act permitting, Telecommunications Rights of Way issues, DAS Communications, HOMTV Programming, and Meridian Township Communications including print, digital, branding and marketing.

The Commission also is responsible for an annual budget derived from franchise fees and PEG fees paid to the Township for use of the Public Rights of Way to support the HOMTV Government Access Channel and CAMTV Regional Public Access Channel. The Commission may also hear informal complaints by residents against local video service providers and make recommendations to the Meridian Township Board for broadband, wifi, internet, and other such services in the Township.

The Communications Commission consists of five members appointed by the Township Supervisor who have experience or interest in communications and marketing. 

The Board meets every other month at 6:00 pm in the Administrative Conference Room at the Municipal Building at 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos MI 48864.  Please check the meeting calendar for specific dates.

  COMMISSIONERS

TERM EXPIRES

  Walter J. Benenson (Chair)

12/31/2019

  Tunga Kiyak (Vice-Chair)

12/31/2020

  Leslie Charles

12/31/2019

  Andrew Lathrop

12/31/2018

  Kevin Thatcher

12/31/2020

  Patrick Crowley (Alternate)

12/31/2018

  Eric Langdon (Alternate)

12/31/2018

  Kathy Ann Sundland (Board Liaison)

12/31/2019

 

Communications Commission Agendas, Packets and Minutes