Iroquois moves toward recording meetings

Iroquois moves toward recording meetings

WATSEKA — In an effort to increase government transparency, the Iroquois County Board is moving forward with buying audio and video equipment that would be used to record its meetings for public viewing.

Eric Ceci, coordinator of the Iroquois County Emergency Services & Disaster Agency, researched the cost of the equipment and told the committee it would not exceed $2,500 or $3,000.

Ceci suggested one video camera be set up on the west wall in the county board meeting room at the Administrative Center in Watseka, with up to four microphones also in the room to pick up the sound.

Ceci said Vermilion County's recording system was used as a model for the one being considered by Iroquois County.

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