Kendall may post video of some county meetings
By Steve Lord firstname.lastname@example.org January 22, 2013 4:46PM
Updated: February 24, 2013 6:15AM
YORKVILLE — Everyone from County Board members to people in the street have pushed for the Kendall County Board to videotape its meetings and post them on the county’s website.
With half the board’s members being new after the November election, a board committee appears to be getting serious about committing some meetings to video.
The Facilities Management Committee is looking at putting on video the two County Board meetings and the one Committee of the Whole meeting the board has each month.
Once a system is in place, the county would be able to video any other meetings it chooses to.
Members of the Facilities Management Committee discussed the situation this month, and it will be on the agenda again the first week of February. Committee Chairman Dan Koukol has asked for a full report on what will be needed to implement the videos.
Koukol said the committee needs: complete knowledge of what the costs will be to set up and operate the system; ongoing maintenance costs; annual software costs; and a complete understanding of how the system will operate and how the videos will be accessed by the public.
He also asked Technology Director Stan Laken to find out what amount of storage will be required on the county servers to store the recordings.
Laken said earlier that he would want to record the meetings on a laptop, as audio recordings of the meetings are done now. He said the technology department would put the videos on the county website in a standard Windows media file.