SCUGOG: People will soon be able to watch all of Scugog’s Council meetings on-line.
At a meeting on Monday, June 27, Council approved a staff recommendation to proceed with the implementation of, video recording and posting of Council and GPA meetings, electronic agendas, and new screens in Council Chambers.
Webstreaming and recording of Council meetings are tools currently used by other Durham municipalities such as Oshawa, Pickering, Ajax and Whitby. The recording project would see Council post the videos of their meetings, after the meeting is over, on the Township’s YouTube channel.
The report shown to Councillors estimates, the installation of recording technology would cost less than $2,000. There will also be two 55” to 60” LED screens, mounted on the side walls of Council Chambers. The report states, staff expect these to cost between $3,000 and $4,000.
Ward 4 Councillor Wilma Wotten stressed the importance of having the new screens installed, because the report stated that they were a “low priority item”, and could be deferred if the project ends up going over its set cost.
“If people are in the audience and we are going through the trouble of live streaming our meetings, the audience should be able to see the screens,” she said.
However, Township Clerk Nicole Wellsbury said she is confident that the total project will be possible in the allocated budget.