By Jack Johnson, Boulder City Review
A shrinking tax base and a $3 million lease payment that never materialized are now affecting the city’s cable television station, BCTV.
Beginning Dec. 1, the station’s services will be significantly cut back due to the early retirement of Public Information Officer Rose Ann Miele, who also works as the BCTV coordinator, handling programming and most of the filming.
The BCTV position, which was absorbed by Miele in February 2009, will now be handled by a part-time technician. The technician is a newly-created position which will involve working 19 hours a week.
The local channel has been airing events such as concerts, city-wide talent shows, fundraisers, school activities and one-on-one interviews under Miele’s direction. But once the BCTV Technician takes over, it will be reduced to the “baseline services” of airing City Council meetings and posting community bulletins, said City Manager Vicki Mayes.