Nantucket Government TV
What Meetings Are Recorded?
The Town of Nantucket has an extraordinary number of active Committees, Commissions, Boards, workgroups and public information sessions. Although adopted minutes remain the official record of public meetings, the Town endeavors to video record as many of these meetings and forums as possible. However in early Spring 2019, the Town’s cable access provider (NCTV) informed Town Administration that the Public, Educational, and Governmental (“PEG” Channel) funding that comes from the franchise fees paid on each resident’s Comcast cable bill is not sufficient to cover all these meetings.
At its November 13, 2019 meeting, the Select Board voted to use the current Comcast franchise fee “PEG” funding to cover the Town’s nine priority Committees, Commissions, and Boards in addition to all School Committee meetings, Annual Town Meetings (ATM) and Special Town Meetings (STM). These priority committees, commissions and boards (non-School) are:
- Nantucket Select Board
- Historical District Commission (HDC)
- Conservation Commission (ConCom)
- Airport Commission
- Planning Board
- Zoning Board of Appeals
- Nantucket Planning & Economic Development Commission (NP&EDC)
- Finance Committee (FinCom)
- Board of Health
In addition, the Select Board approved a one-year contract with NCTV up to $49,500 for up to 733.0 hours of additional coverage that may be used for other “non-priority” committees, commissions, boards, workgroups or public information sessions at the discretion of Town Administration or the Select Board. For additional information about meeting coverage please contact the Public Records Compliance Officer at email@example.com.
Beginning August 6th, 2018, the Town of Nantucket began streaming and uploading their meetings to YouTube. You can visit the Town of Nantucket's YouTube page here. On the site you can also find a complete archive of all of the town's past recorded meetings.
Being on YouTube puts the town on the largest and most stable video streaming and hosting provider in the world at no cost for the service. It also makes our videos more accessible on a multitude of internet ready devices (especially if they're able to use a YouTube app). No YouTube account is required to view the videos, but should members of the public wish to take advantage, they can sign up for alerts and notifications as to when videos are streaming and when published online.
YouTube allows town meetings such as the Select Board, Airport Commission, Finance Committee, and others, to be streamed live on the Town of Nantucket’s website as well as archived for future reference. Both live and past meeting video can be viewed on your mobile phone or tablet.
Nantucket Community Television - Channel 18
NCTV is a Public, Education, and Government (PEG) station which programming generally deals with public affairs, board meetings (i.e. city council, county commission, and school board), explanation of government services, and another public-service related programming such as public service announcements and longer public information films.
NCTV films in the political arena: Town Meetings including Select Board meetings are filmed live and re aired. Airport Commission, and School Committee meetings are covered on a regular basis along with the newly addition of Historic District Committee, Board of Health, Conservation Commission and more.
The Town of Nantucket is in the process of renewing its Cable Television License with Comcast. For more information on this, visit the Cable Access Advisory Committee page.
To search and view previously streamed meetings click on the calendar below to select the month of the meeting, then click on the meeting you would like to view.