- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 28, 2014

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - The Northwestern Michigan College board has voted to request a new policy that would require video recordings of its meetings.

The recordings would be available online. The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports (https://bit.ly/1euNdtx ) that Monday’s vote went against the opinion of the policy committee, which recommended against making recordings of meetings after many years of relying on written notes.

The college board currently doesn’t use audio or video recordings. The board has discussed recording its meetings several times in the past.

Board members considered recording meetings after the college spent around $80,000 on a failed August special election on funding. School officials said they couldn’t remember whether putting the issue on the regular November ballot at no cost had been discussed at an April meeting.

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Information from: Traverse City Record-Eagle, https://www.record-eagle.com


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