MELVILLE council meetings will be recorded and elected members’ votes displayed electronically as part of a new minute-taking policy adopted Tuesday.
The system was introduced two weeks ago and the recordings will be made available under FOI rules. You’ll have to pay to access them.
Elected members will not be charged but will be supervised during viewing by a person designated by the CEO.
“This policy provides for the audio recording of the proceedings of meetings to ensure the accurate preparation of the minutes,” according to a council officer’s report.
Access may be available after minutes have been prepared by staff and confirmed for distribution.
“This will enable a proper assessment of the whole record prior to distribution of minutes,” the report says.
by CARMELO AMALFI