“The ability to live stream meetings and then archive them to our website for viewing anytime, was a great step forward in our on-going efforts to improve communications,” said Deputy Clerk / Communications Coordinator Katie Valentin.
However, the quality of the video was not as good as hoped for, so an upgraded camera was included in the 2018 budget.
The first test of the new camera was during the live stream of the recent mayoral debate hosted at the Municipal Centre by the North Grenville Times and feedback has been positive so far.
All Council and Committee of the Whole meetings are live streamed during the meetings and the video is then posted to the website for viewing anytime. These can be viewed here.
Other special events may also be live streamed, including the upcoming all candidates meeting being hosted at the Municipal Centre by the North Grenville Chamber of Commerce on October 2. Details will be available on the Municipal website closer to the date.
Data on the number and frequency of users will be included in the annual report on website and social media use.