No more eating lunches or snacks during Seneca County Industrial Development Agency Board of Directors meetings.
Seeing and hearing board members and staff eating or crunching potato chips won’t work when those meetings are being live-streamed online and televised later for broadcast on Channel 12 public access cable television.
The IDA board voted 9-0 Thursday to enter into a contract with Finger Lakes Television in Canandaigua to broadcast, record and archive 11 meetings in 2020. The live streaming option is required by new state regulations for IDAs statewide.
Finger Lakes TV, located on the campus of Finger Lakes Community College, currently live-streams and rebroadcasts Canandaigua and Geneva City Council meetings.
FLTV will be paid $8,250 for covering 11 IDA meetings, plus $700 for any additional meetings or public hearings. The IDA will be billed quarterly. The meetings will be broadcast live at noon on the first Thursday of the month and rebroadcast on Channel 12 FLTV at least once before the next scheduled meeting.
“We will be using small microphones that pick up the loudest sound in the room. We will have one or two cameras and people will be able to watch specific parts of a meeting without having to watch the entire broadcast,” said Kyle Krenzer of FLTV.