Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors meetings may soon be accessible on the internet, following a unanimous vote by the board at its meeting to begin filming the regular sessions.
On Monday, the board voted to purchase a $750 directional camera to be used for recording its meetings. At its previous meeting on March 18, the board received a presentation from Golden Triangle Planning and Development District Computer Analyst Tim Heard on the options available to them as far as recording and live-streaming its meetings.
At the March 18 meeting, the board voted to take a closer look at the possibility of livestreaming its meetings.
Under Monday’s vote, the board’s meetings will initially be posted online afterward, with a possibility to move to livestreaming at a later date.
The camera approved by the board is rotational and voice-activated, meaning it will automatically focus on whoever is speaking.
If the recording of the meetings is successful, the board will consider live-streaming in three months. The trial period was approved by a 3-2 vote from the board, with Miller and Trainer opposed.
For more on the vote and discussion, read Tuesday's Starkville Daily News.