Mounds View Television
Mounds View AV Project - Request for Proposal
The City of Mounds View is seeking proposals for an HD Council Chambers and Control Room system at Mounds View City Hall. The existing analog SD system is almost 20 years old; nearly everything will go. The Council Chambers space is used in a variety of ways, with meetings at the dais, meetings at tables in the middle of the room, presentations, and training. It also functions as studio space for non-meeting programming. The new system should support a variety of users, from an experienced video producer accustomed to traditional manual controls to staff producing their own meeting coverage using a simplified touchscreen interface. This project requires flexibility in both room use and operator control.
For additional information, please refer to the Cover Letter, Request for Proposals, List of Resources, and Mounds View AV Project Resources [65 MB .zip file]
Mounds View Television Playback Schedule
The playback schedule for Mounds View Television on Comcast Channel 16/CenturyLink Channel 8022 is online at http://trms.ctv15.org/Cablecast/public-site/index.html#/schedule?channel=14.
Web Streams of City Meetings
All Mounds View public meetings are cable cast live on Comcast Channel 16, CenturyLink Channel 8022, and the Internet. While meetings are replayed frequently on Mounds View Television, if you have a high-speed Internet connection you can watch meetings "on demand."
|Links to NSAC's web site|
|City Council||Agendas & Minutes||CTV Web Stream|
|City Council Work Session||Agendas & Minutes||CTV Web Stream|
|Charter Commission||Agendas & Minutes||CTV Web Stream|
|Comprehensive Plan Taskforce||Agendas & Minutes||CTV Web Stream|
|Economic Development Authority (EDA)||Agendas & Minutes||CTV Web Stream|
|Economic Development Commission (EDC)||Agendas & Minutes||CTV Web Stream|
|Parks and Recreation and Forestry Commission||Agendas & Minutes||CTV Web Stream|
|Planning Commission||Agendas & Minutes||CTV Web Stream|
|Streets & Utilities Committee||(archive only)||CTV Web Stream|
Live web streams of Mounds View meetings are available during the meeting. Please note the page will report an error if there is not currently a meeting underway.
LIVE Mounds View Meetings (only during meeting)
Mounds View Television Videos Available on YouTube
Visit the City of Mounds View’s channel on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/CityofMoundsViewMN. You'll find a variety of programs from Mounds View Television. Subscribe to the channel to be notified when new videos are posted.
2018 Mounds View Father/Daughter Ball
The Mounds View Police Foundation Presents the 2nd Annual Father/Daughter Ball at the Mounds View Community Center.
Crossroad Pointe Neighborhood Meeting
On Thursday, September 21, 2017, INH Properties and Heartland Gun Club & Range (developers) conducted a neighborhood meeting to discuss the proposed development of Crossroad Pointe, located on 4.25 acres of vacant land on the south corner of Mounds View Blvd and Co Rd H2.
Watch the August 19, 2017, Festival in the Park of Mounds View parade at http://www.ctvnorthsuburbs.org/component/rseventspro/event/500-festival-in-the-park-parade-mounds-view.
Public, Educational and Government Access Channels on Comcast
|16||CTV Cities—Mounds View Television|
|18||CTV Roseville Area Schools|
|20||CTV Mounds View Schools|
|859||CTV HD Showcase|
Comcast has activated a high-definition channel for CTV programming. CTV Showcase can be found at Comcast channel 859 and features HD shows from a variety of local producers including Mounds View Television.
Public, Educational and Government Access Channels on CenturyLink
The PEG channel assignments for CenturyLink have changed to be more consistent with Comcast channel numbering. The channels active on the system are:
|Number||Call Letter||Banner Info|
|15||CTV||CTV North Suburbs|
|8011||CTVAH||CTV Arden Hills|
|8012||CTVFH||CTV Falcon Heights|
|8017||CTVLC||CTV Little Canada|
|8018||CTV623||CTV Roseville Area Schools|
|8020||CTV621||Mounds View Public Schools|
|8022||CTVMV||CTV Mounds View|
|8023||CTVNB||CTV New Brighton|
|8024||CTVNO||CTV North Oaks|
|8025||CTVSA||CTV Saint Anthony|
|8515||CTVHD||CTV HD Showcase|
CenturyLink channel 15 is a mosaic through which all of the CTV channels can be accessed. You can also tune directly to the individual channels. Franchise documents are available at http://www.ctvnorthsuburbs.org/franchise-renewal/century-link-franchise/centurylink-franchise-documents.
North Suburban Communications Commission
The North Suburban Communications Commission (NSCC) is a joint powers venture with nine cities including Mounds View. If you have concerns with Comcast or CenturyLink, the service providers with cable franchises to operate in Mounds View, please contact NSCC at 651-792-7515.
This information is from NSCC's web site. To learn more, please visit http://www.ctvnorthsuburbs.org/nsacnscc/nscc/about.
Mounds View is represented by Council Member Bill Bergeron.
Approvals of Comcast Franchise
After years of negotiation and effort, a new ten year cable franchise with Comcast should be in place for 2018. At their August 3rd meeting the North Suburban Cable Commission voted to recommend that the nine member cities, including Mounds View, approve the Comcast Cable Franchise Ordinance. Additional information including the ordinance language is available at www.ctvnorthsuburbs.org/content/packets/17/NSCCPacket8-17
Closed Captioning Feasibility Study
The North Suburban Cable Commission, of which Mounds View is a member, approved a proposal for a closed captioning feasibility study at their June 1st meeting. Closed captions were created for deaf or hard of hearing persons, but they are also used by English as a second language learners (ESL), people learning to read, and in noisy environments or where the audio must be muted. Captioning live television has been an expensive process, requiring dedicated hardware and services of a person transcribing the audio to text.
CTV Training and Public Access Television
CTV North Suburbs provides access to a wide variety of classes and workshops for the public. With proper training and certification, volunteers have unique access to professional video equipment free of charge. Areas of production and equipment include an in-house studio, high-end digital video production equipment, non-linear editing suites, and top of the line production trucks. Volunteers have the option of taking the classes they want to reach their specific production goals.
The free “CTV 101” class is a prerequisite for all of the other classes. Discover the resources available to get involved at CTV and for making your own TV productions. To get involved, contact CTV North Suburbs at 651.792.7515, http://www.ctvnorthsuburbs.org/store/classes, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit their studio at 2670 Arthur Street in Roseville, near County Road C and Fairview.
The calendar of upcoming classes is at http://www.ctvnorthsuburbs.org/index.php/schedules/class-schedule.
Ways to View Mounds View Meetings
- Attend in person. Each meeting has an opportunity for public comment.
- Watch live meeting coverage on Mounds View Television, Comcast Channel 16/CenturyLink Channel 8022.
- Watch live meetings online at webstreaming.ctv15.org/regionview.php?regionid=60, click LIVE.
- Watch replays on Mounds View Television, Comcast Channel 16/CenturyLink Channel 8022. Each meeting plays 3–4 times/week.
- View the DVD copy at the Ramsey County Mounds View Library, 2576 Mounds View Boulevard. Two months of meetings are available. DVDs are available 2 days after the meeting.
- Watch 18 months of meeting archives online at http://webstreaming.ctv15.org/regionview.php?regionid=60.
- Purchase a DVD copy at City Hall for $15.
With so many ways to watch City meetings it’s easy to get involved and stay informed.
Local Interest Programs
Learn more about local interest programs like North Suburban Beat, What's Brewin', Disability Viewpoints, and Tale of the Cities.
North Suburban Beat is our local biweekly news program. Catch recent programs at http://www.ctvnorthsuburbs.org/north-suburban-beat. Miss one? Archives are at http://www.ctvnorthsuburbs.org/north-suburban-beat/nsb-archived.
What’s Brewin’? highlights local organizations that do good things in our communities. Recent episodes are available at http://www.ctvnorthsuburbs.org/whatsbrewin. Featured organizations include CTEP Americorps, My Very Own Bed, Cafesjian Carousel, and Let Them Eat Cake.
Disability Viewpoints is an award-winning monthly show dedicated to highlighting the abilities of those living with a disability. To learn more or watch shows online, please visit http://www.ctvnorthsuburbs.org/dvalias.
Tale of the Cities highlights people and happenings in the cities of the North Suburban Cable Commission, including Mounds View. Show archives are at http://www.ctvnorthsuburbs.org/programsalias/localalias/talealias. This bimonthly program, along with these other local interest programs, is played on Mounds View Television, Comcast Channel 16/CenturyLink Channel 8022.
Severe Weather Programs
Are you ready for severe weather season? Learn what you can do to prepare for emergencies and severe weather with the programs Severe Weather Warnings, Shelter in Place, Community Strength and Preparedness, and Recovering from the Storm. Emergency & Community Health Outreach (ECHO) makes information available in a number of languages. If you know someone who could benefit from this programming in Spanish, Hmong, or Somali, please visit http://www.echominnesota.org/topics.
Keep Up With Local Government
Mounds View Television, Comcast Channel 16/CenturyLink Channel 8022, televises all of the Mounds View City Council; Planning Commission; Charter Commission; Economic Development Authority; Economic Development Commission; and Parks, Recreation & Forestry Commission meetings.
For more issues affecting Mounds View, you can also watch live Ramsey County Board Meetings. Live coverage from Ramsey County runs Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. on Mounds View Television, Comcast Channel 16/CenturyLink Channel 8022. If a meeting ends early, information from the City of St. Paul and Ramsey County will play until noon. Archived meetings may be viewed online at https://www.ramseycounty.us/your-government/leadership/board-commissioners/board-meetings-information or http://agenda-suite.com:8080/agenda/ramsey.
The Rice Creek Watershed District is a governmental body that manages development, water use and water quality in a 28-city area that includes all of Mounds View. Their Board of Directors meets the 2nd and 4thWednesdays at Shoreview City Hall. Live meeting coverage is not available for these meetings, but replays are shown on Mounds View Television, Comcast Channel 16/CenturyLink Channel 8022, on Monday at 12:00 a.m., Friday at 10:00 a.m., and Saturday at 12:00 p.m. RCWD Board meetings are available at https://www.youtube.com/user/RiceCreekMtg.
SBM Fire Department Home Safety Challenge Videos
The Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds View Fire Department offers all residents in their response area a FREE and confidential in-home safety and security evaluation by a trained fire education professional. This free service is the only one of its kind in Minnesota because the SBM Fire Department believes in prevention! http://www.sbmfire.com/community-programs/home-safety-program/home-safety-survey-request-form
Take the online quiz at http://www.homesafetychallenge.org/ to get a preliminary safety score for your home. You can also watch videos with safety and security recommendations for residents of single family homes, apartments, and manufactured homes online at http://www.homesafetychallenge.org/home_safety_videos.cfm and on Mounds View Television, Comcast Channel 16/CenturyLink Channel 8022.
Health, Safety, and Emergency Readiness
ECHO Minnesota (Emergency & Community Health Outreach) is a leader in multi-language health, safety, civic engagement, and emergency readiness communications. Their programs help ensure that the public is fully informed and empowered with tools to be healthy, safe and ready.
Several ECHO Minnesota programs play on Mounds View Television, Comcast Channel 16/CenturyLink Channel 8022, in English. The same information is available in Spanish, Somali, Khmer, Vietnamese, Lao, and Hmong at http://www.echominnesota.org/topics along with additional resources about health and safety topics.
Copies of Mounds View Television Programs
A duplication fee of $15 applies to DVD copies. Shows for which duplicates can be made include City Council meetings & work sessions, all other commission & committee meetings, as well as programs such as Music in the Park, Mounds View Today, Conversation with the Mayor, Seniors on the Run, “Mounds View 1958-2008: 50 Years of Memories.”, “Mounds View 1965 Tornado – 50th Anniversary.” VHS copies are no longer available.
Please contact Mounds View City Hall to purchase a copy of a program. For meetings, specify which meeting and the date.
If your non-profit organization or active community organization has an announcement benefitting the public, you may request that it be placed in the City newsletter, electronic message board, or cable bulletin board. For information on the public announcement policy and submission information, please refer to “Announcement Requests”.
Suggest Program Ideas for Mounds View Television
Do you have a great idea for a television program highlighting Mounds View? The Production Request form is the way to submit your idea. Staff will contact you to gather more information about your program idea. Requests are prioritized based on available staff time, productions underway, and communication needs of the City. If you want to be more hands on and take part in television production, consider getting involved with CTV North Suburbs, the public access facility supporting Mounds View.