Earlier in the summer Council approved an idea by the Information Technology staff to broadcast all of our Monday night meetings through live internet audio streaming. This realizes a shared vision by council and staff to further promote transparency in our Town Hall.
Through experimentation with our audio system, a $50 mixing board from ebay , inexpensive audio streaming software and a reconditioned PC we have been able to capture, and save, the audio stream from Monday’s meeting. In our tests we have also been able to stream the broadcast live via various web browsers. There are a few tweaks to be made but overall the quality is amazing, given that the budget was less than $250. The link below takes you to the audio from the September 19th meeting. There are still a few processes to be worked out before going live with this project. Any comments you have will help us understand the user’s needs and assist with the development.
Thanks in advance for your help!
Manager of Information Technology