Traverse City Record-Eagle

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September 11, 2013

No public debate on NMC question of taped meetings

TRAVERSE CITY — The Northwestern Michigan Board of Trustees backed off a planned discussion of whether to begin electronically recording their meetings.

Board members opted instead to refer the issue to their policy committee.

NMC is in the minority among major public agencies in Grand Traverse County when it comes to recording meetings; board members instead rely on written minutes. Most major governmental units make videos available to the public in a variety of ways, either on cable channels and/or livestreaming on the UpNorth Media website or their own websites.

NMC board member Cheryl Gore Follette suggested putting the item on Monday’s study session agenda; board Chairman Doug Bishop told the Record-Eagle last week he “expected to have some discussion on it.”

Bishop said later Monday he decided it was more appropriate to handle the issue at the policy committee.

“It’s a decision that might have more complications in terms of what needs to be considered than you might think, and I wanted to make sure it’s all on the table when we discuss it,” he said.

There’s no date or time set yet for the policy committee meeting.

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