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GOVERNMENT PROGRAMMING WITH ENTITIES PROVIDING DIRECT FUNDING TO ICTV

ICTV receives funding from franchise fees collected from cable television providers as a fee for professional service through the Grand Rapids Area Cable Commission, a joint powers board.  Current parties to the joint powers board are: the Cities of Grand Rapids, Cohasset and LaPrairie and the Township of Harris.

ICTV records and prepares for cablecasting the regular meetings of these entities as outlined in an operating agreement.

The County of Itasca provides financial support to ICTV separately.  The regular county board meetings as well as a reasonable number of regular county commissions are covered by ICTV staff.

ICTV, at its discretion, may also record and cablecast other governmental meetings that it deems would serve to provide good information to the public and that fit within staff scheduling. 

Government meetings are available on-demand at www.watchictv.org.