Published in the Courier News, Sunday, October 5, 2008
Branchburg plans Web video of municipal meetings
By MARTIN C. BRICKETTO
The township committee has awarded contracts to stream municipal meetings over the Internet and make improvements to Old York Road.
[Building improvements at Old York Road.]
The committee also awarded a roughly $21,000 contract to Intelligent Meeting Management of Ronkonkoma, NY to Web cast government meetings via the township's Web site at www.branchburg.nj.us. The service would cost the township $9,000 annually, officials said.
Mayor John Sanford said the service should be in place within a matter of weeks.
"I think the more that government can do to be transparent, to be transparent to the people that government serves, the better," Sanford said.
Sanford said he has also talked with school officials about using the service to Web cast their meetings, and the township could apply for a shared services grant to subsidize the cost.
Martin C. Bricketto can be reached at 908-707-3176 or email@example.com
Website: "IQM2: Intelligent Meeting Management"
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