Council accepted bid to broadcast meetings

Red Bud’s city council is moving forward with broadcasting their meetings, as they accepted a bid at their meeting on Monday night.

Since the start of the pandemic, the council has been looking into options to broadcast their meetings and to make remote viewing available. So far, meetings have been made available on Zoom.

As discussed in their committee meetings, the aldermen felt that they should leave a Zoom option available for city officials to remotely participate in meetings, however they wanted to give a YouTube live streaming option for the public to watch the meetings. They noted that anyone wishing to speak to the council will need to be present at the actual meeting.

Going this route would help cut down on some of the issues that the council has had with Zoom in getting people logged into the meetings and with audio issues.

Monday night, the council had one bid before them for an audio system upgrade to allow for broadcasting their meetings. The quote was from AVSC in Columbia. City Administrative Assistant Pam Poetker noted that they were still waiting on another quote that they should have received by that day.

The council wondered if it was fair to continue to wait on the other quote to be submitted, as both companies were asked to have it submitted by last Friday, July 31.

For more from the city council meeting, please see this week’s print edition.