Village may stop taping most meetings

By on March 30, 2010

ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board is considering whether to eliminate the taping of Village Board and village committee meetings.

The Committee of the Whole on Monday reviewed a request for that change from Village Clerk Diane McQuilkin, who said she rarely refers to the audiotapes when compiling the minutes of village meetings, and the village could eliminate the expense and storage for the tapes. She will continue to take detailed notes of the meetings and compile the minutes.

Committee members suggested that the village continue recording public hearings and closed sessions.

The Village Board will vote on the proposal April 5.

One Comment

  1. Elburnite

    March 30, 2010 at 11:04 AM

    OK, this begs the question… what will happen to all the tapes in storage? Is there something we’re not supposed to know? And how expensive could audio tapes possibly be? These tapes can be used if any issues come up that contest the minutes recorded. The minutes are only a very brief summary in basic outline form of what was discussed during the meeting. I would keep our ears open as to exactly what the village decides to do with these tapes.. of course pending the final decision of the Board vote.