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City Council meetings going online

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

In the future, citizens may be able to attend a McCook City Council meeting without leaving the comfort of home.

Upon Councilman Aaron Kircher's request, live streaming video and audio compatibility was amended into requirements for the redesign of the city's Web site. The council approved Monday night to request proposals to update the site and set the date to receive those proposals for Feb. 12 at 4 p.m.

During the budget process, the City Council authorized $15,000 to redesign the city's Web site. A multi-phase project, at some time in the future the Web site will allow for online payment of bills owed to the city, individual account balance inquiries and contact with the city to initiate new accounts, building permits and to address concerns.

Councilman Kircher also requested compatibility with audio and visual files, another way City Council meetings could be posted online.

The item was pulled from the consent agenda by Councilman Kircher.

Other consent agenda items approved Monday night included:

* adopted a resolution that provides for the levy of special assessments of costs the city incurred with the demolition of structures at 810 W. Fourth, owned by Sharon M. and Christopher H. Boley. The city spent a total of $14,706 on the property.

* approved a contract with BSB Construction Inc. of Curtis with the bid of $148,856, the lowest responsible bid, to furnish and install water mains and extensions at South Street and Kelley Creek water projects.

* approved the proclamation designating March 2010 as "Gambling Awareness Month"

* after a public hearing, recommended approval to the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission the catering application from Taste of Texas BBQ Inc.

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It will be very nice to be able to view City Council meetings online. Maybe cable TV would also be a good idea?

-- Posted by FarmerJoe on Fri, Feb 5, 2010, at 4:54 PM

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