TAVARES — In addition to its live webcasting of County Commission meetings, the Lake County Department of Information Technology, in cooperation with the Lake County Clerk of Courts Board Support Division, unveiled audio files this week from Board meetings on the County Web site.
“What we’re doing is taking the recordings that the Clerk’s Office does for the Board of County Commissioners’ meetings and making them available to the public on the County’s Web site,” said Doug Woodyard, Director of the Telecommunications Division of the Department of Information Technology.
The audio recordings are bookmarked at each agenda item making it easier to search for specific County Commission discussions. According to staff, the goal of the new project is to have the audio files uploaded to the County Web site within 24 hours of a meeting. Lake County Commission meeting recordings currently available on the Web site include the budget workshops on Aug 9 and 10 and a regular County Commission meeting from July 6.
Since March 2010, all Lake County Commission meetings have been webcast using the Web site Ustream.tv. Similar to YouTube, as it provides free online video viewing services, Ustream provides a platform for live video streaming of events online. Video recordings of the County Commission meetings are also available to view at any time. Since Ustream is a free service, the webcasts of County Commission meetings will include advertisements. The County does not endorse or support the advertisements or the products or services they offer.
Regular scheduled meetings of the Lake County Board of County Commissioners are also available to view on a tape delay on Wednesdays beginning at 7 p.m. on LSCC-TV, channel 13 (Comcast), channel 199 (Bright House) and channel 4 (Florida Cable).
The Lake County Board of County Commissioners normally meet in regular sessions the first, third and fourth Tuesday of each month in the County Commission Chambers, located on the second floor of the Lake County Administration Building, 315 W. Main St., Tavares.