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Topic: Monroe Video Approved
Posted By: Monroe News
Subject: Monroe Video Approved
Date Posted: Jul 09 2018 at 11:56am

City Council will hear a resolution regarding the making of a video about Monroe, Ohio. A contract between the city and Nicole Rongo of CGI Communications will include the making of a 3 chapter video.

Subject of the video to include:

Welcome to Monroe
Education in Monroe
Monroe Healthy Living 
Monroe Real Estate and Homes

One video will be produced to help promote charities, nonprofits and community development organizations. 

In the agreement CGI expressly states they will own the copyrights and will offer 'various digital media products and services for sale to local businesses.

Here are more details provided in the proposal:

This agreement is between CGI Communications, Inc. (“CGI”) and the City of Monroe (the “City”) and 
shall remain in effect from the date it is signed by both parties until the third anniversary of 
the date that the completed and approved Community Video Program is made available for viewer 
access on different devices via a link on the homepage,  including any 
alternate versions of that home- page.

During the term of this Agreement, CGI shall:
•        Produce a total of three video chapters with subject matter that includes but is not 
limited to: Welcome, Education, Healthy Living, Homes / Real Estate.
•        Provide one Community Organizations chapter to promote charities, nonprofits and community 
development organizations
•        Provide script writing and video content consultation
•        Send a videographer to City locations to shoot footage for the videos
•        Reserve the right to use still images and photos for video production
•        Provide all aspects of video production and editing, from raw footage to final video 
including professional voiceovers and background music
•        Provide a final draft of Community Video Program content subject to City’s approval (up to 
3 sets of revisions allowed). CGI’s request for approval of content or revision, including final 
draft, shall be deemed approved if no response is received by us within 30 days of request
•        Provide our patented OneClick™ Technology and encode all videos into multiple streaming 
digital formats to play on all computer systems, browsers, and Internet connection speeds; 
recognized player formats include WindowsMedia™ and QuickTime™
•        Store and stream all videos on CGI’s dedicated server
•        Feature business sponsors around the perimeter of video panels
•        Be solely responsible for sponsorship fulfillment including all related aspects of 
marketing, production, printing, and distribution
•        Facilitate viewer access of the Community Video Program from City website,  including any 
alternate versions of City’s homepage, for different devices, by providing HTML source code for a 
graphic link to be prominently displayed on the website homepage
•        Grant to City a license to use CGI’s Line of Code to link to and/or stream the videos
•        Own copyrights of the master Community Video Program
•        Assume all costs for the Community Video Program
•        Afford businesses the opportunity to purchase various digital media products and services 
from CGI and its affiliates

During the term of this Agreement, the City shall:
•        Provide a letter of introduction for the program on City’s letterhead
•        Assist with the content and script for the Community Video Program
•        Grant CGI the right to use City’s name in connection with the preparation, production, and 
marketing of the Program
•        Display the “Community Video Program” link prominently on its 
homepage, including any alternate versions of your home page, for viewer access on different 
devices for the entire term of this agreement
•        Ensure that this agreement remains valid and in force until the agreed upon expiration 
date, regardless of change in administration
•        Grant full and exclusive streaming video rights for CGI and its subsidiaries, affiliates, 
successors and assigns to stream all video content produced by CGI for the Community Video Program
•        Agree that the town will not knowingly submit any photograph, video, or other content that 
infringes on any third party’s copyright, trademark or other intellectual property, privacy or 
publicity right for use in any video or other display comprising this program.

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Posted By: linette
Date Posted: Jul 09 2018 at 1:39pm
Display the “Community Video Program” link prominently on its 


Posted By: John Beagle
Date Posted: Jul 09 2018 at 2:17pm
Originally posted by linette linette wrote:

Display the “Community Video Program” link prominently on its 

I think they need to do a little more research. lol Embarrassed

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
-Joseph Campbell

Posted By: John Beagle
Date Posted: Jul 09 2018 at 4:24pm
There aren't many other cities creating videos but here's one about London.

I wonder if Monroe's video will be like this. We could use Todd Hickman's drone to video the view of Monroe from above. lol

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
-Joseph Campbell

Posted By: Houndog
Date Posted: Jul 10 2018 at 8:45am
I would never enter into such agreement when they have no idea where your town is even physically located.


Posted By: Max HC
Date Posted: Jul 15 2018 at 5:47pm
Will they help highlight the parks in Monroe? Seems like a good idea.

Posted By: Monroe News
Date Posted: Jul 27 2018 at 1:25pm

Emergency Resolution No. 41-2018.  A Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into an 
agreement by and between the City of Monroe and CGI Communications, Inc. for the development and 
implementation of a community video and declaring an emergency.

Mr. Brock stated that this company is through the National League of Cities and there is no cost to 
the City to create a video to be posted on our website.  He noted that they seek sponsorship from 
businesses to pay for the video.

Mrs. McElfresh asked if they could actually use footage from Monroe.   Mr. Brock advised that staff 
had that issue as well using businesses outside of Monroe.  Mrs. McElfresh asked that before 
anything is approved it go before the Technology Committee.

Referring to sponsorship, Mr. Frentzel asked if it would cost the City money if they could not find 
sufficient sponsorship.  Mr. Brock replied that it would still be no cost to the City.

Mr. Clark moved to suspend the rule requiring the reading of Emergency Resolution No. 41-2018 on 
two separate days, authorize its adoption on the first reading, and have it read by title only; 
seconded by Mr. Hickman.  Voice vote.  Motion carried.

The Clerk of Council read Emergency Resolution No. 41-2018 by title only.

Mr. Clark moved to adopt Emergency Resolution No. 41-2018; seconded by Mrs. Hale.  Roll call
vote: seven ayes.  Motion carried.

Source: Monroe Council Minutes
Regular Meeting of Council
July 10, 2018 – 6:30 p.m.
233 South Main Street, Monroe, Ohio

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