ADOPTED - OCTOBER 11, 2005
Agenda Item No. 8
Introduced by the County Services Committee of the:
INGHAM COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING HOM-TV ON THE EVENT OF THEIR 25TH ANNIVERSARY AND DESIGNATING THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 16-22, 2005 AS “HOM-TV WEEK” IN INGHAM COUNTY
WHEREAS, HOM-TV, Meridian Government Television is celebrating its 25th year of award winning government access television coverage; and
WHEREAS, the Charter Township of Meridian signed the first franchise agreement with National Cable Company in 1979, and began cablecast coverage of Township meetings in 1980; and
WHEREAS, since 1985, HOM-TV has provided an Internship Program to train and successfully prepare college students for the challenges of every aspect of the television industry, with graduates from the program employed in the television industry nationally and internationally; and
WHEREAS, HOM-TV was recognized for its 1985 programming with its first regional First Place award for “Meridian Magazine”; and
WHEREAS, the call letters “HOM-TV” were put into regular use in 1987, these letters represent Haslett and Okemos, the two major communities comprising Meridian Township, it is pronounced like the word “home”, to emphasize the focus on locally produced, award winning programming; and
WHEREAS, HOM-TV’s commitment to providing quality programming of special interest to residents of Meridian Township has been recognized for its excellence in cable programming by more than 160 national and regional awards; and
WHEREAS, HOM-TV’s special programming of primary and general elections, which educate the citizens of Meridian Township through interviews with federal, state and local officials, public forums and debates, has won numerous national and regional awards for achievements; and
WHEREAS, HOM-TV continues to provide exclusive gavel-to-gavel coverage of township meetings, news and community information, and other community-based programming.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Ingham County Board of Commissioners congratulates Meridian Charter Township and the staff of HOM-TV on the event of its 25th Anniversary and designates the week of October 16–22, 2005 as HOM-TV Week in Ingham County.
COUNTY SERVICES: Yeas: Celentino, Copedge, De Leon, Schor, Severino, Vickers
Nays: None Absent: None Approved 10/6/05