DS improves remote meeting access

2021-11-04 02:01:15 By : Mr. Karl Lee

DRIPPING Springs — As remote meetings become the main content of today's life, Dripping Springs hopes to improve the quality of remote viewing meetings.

On November 2, the Dishuiquan City Council approved a resolution authorizing the use of the Coronavirus Local Financial Recovery Fund (CLFRF) to improve the audio and video systems in the City Council Chamber at a cost of US$24,771.39.

The city has recognized that current audio and video capabilities are not suitable for remote access to meetings subject to the Texas Public Meetings Act. But the city will continue to work with Pathway Communications to provide more streamlined equipment and installations. Pathway also collaborated with Dripping Springs ISD, Hays CISD and Hays County to develop their audio and video systems.

The following items will be purchased for installation:

The City Council also approved a budget amendment that would allow expenditure on emergency management equipment for the purchase of a generator at Dripping Springs City Hall at a price of $50,970. Generators will enable the city to power basic facilities in the event of a power outage.

Megan Wehring graduated from Texas State University with a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication in May 2020. Wehring covered Hays Free Press/News-Dispatch for a year, covering all local affairs. This includes city council meetings, town events, education and stories of human interest. Prior to this, Wehring worked at KTSW FM-89.9 (the official radio station of Texas State University) for two consecutive years. During her tenure at KTSW, she served as a news reporter, assistant news director and monthly program producer. Wehring is passionate about local journalists. With a heart of storytelling, she believes that reporters have the ability to share the most important stories to the community.

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