To consider the report of the Director of Resources (copy enclosed).
The Council considered the report of the Director of Resources seeking consideration of the feasibility to set up and support the live streaming from Burnham Town Council (BTC) Offices for the South Eastern Area Planning Committee (SEAPC).
Following the decision of the Council to move the meeting back to the Town Council Offices the Council’s IT specialist team had carried out a detailed site survey to advise on Committee meeting live streaming options for the venue. Appendix A to the report set out the findings of this survey.
The Leader of the Council presented the report and outlined the three recommendations set out in the report. She noted that Officers were proposing that option four be agreed by the Council.
Councillor A S Fluker spoke in favour of option four and proposed that option four be agreed. This proposal was duly seconded.
A debate ensued. A number of Members spoke in support of meetings returning to the BTC offices and the benefit this had to local residents. Some concern was raised regarding the change of venue and this was also discussed by Members.
In response to questions the Lead Specialist ICT Infrastructure provided the Council with some further information regarding the proposed installation if option four was agreed.
In accordance with Procedure Rule No. 13 (3) Councillor C Mayes requested a recorded vote.
The Chairman then put the proposal in the name of Councillor Fluker to the Council. He advised that there being a majority Option Four was therefore agreed. Councillor Mayes requested that her dissent be recorded.
RESOLVED that Members allocate funding for the costs of Maldon District Council Officers to implement the preferred Option Four (as detailed in Appendix A to the report).