ONLINE UPDATE: Board tables streaming vote

by Cole Dittmer
Thursday, October 11, 2012

After Wrightsville Beach resident Bill Columbus made a proposal to the town of Wrightsville Beach Board of Aldermen about providing the necessary audio/visual equipment to stream town meetings on the Internet, the majority of the board wanted to wait to see what town attorney John Wessell could find about the legal implications of the town to stream the meetings. 

Columbus' offer included donating a camcorder, digital encoder and the annual fee for the online cloud hosting site Live Stream, totaling roughly $2,345. 

Aldermen Mills, King and Collins voiced concerns about not moving forward with the project until all of the details were presented. Mayor David Cignotti and alderman Bill Sisson said they felt comfortable moving forward with accepting Columbus' donation without Wessell first looking into the matter. Wessell said he could present the legal details of the matter at the board's November meeting. 

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