The Municipality of North Grenville has been live streaming their Council and Committee of the Whole meetings since November 2017. However, a recent upgrade of the camera has meant a significant improvement in the video quality.
“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 at www.northgrenville.ca by clicking on the Agendas & Minutes link in the Govern tab.
Other special events may also be live streamed, including the all candidates meeting hosted at the Municipal Centre by the North Grenville Chamber of Commerce on October 2. Details will be available on the Municipal website.
Data on the number and frequency of users will be included in the annual report on website and social media use.