Pulaski County says more information on its website, but the order in which to get the task done was under debate Tuesday night.
The Pulaski County Commissioners considered a proposal last night that would have linked an audio recording of their regular meetings to the county’s website. The matter is not necessarily required under state law, but the Indiana Public Access Counselor has advised it’s favorable to do so.
Commissioner Larry Brady says they don’t have to provide audio years in advance.
“If it’s something that we can agree there is space available on our website, it will be mapped to our hard drives,” says Brady. “It will allow our public that cannot afford an opportunity to come to our meetings access to hearing what we have to say.”
By putting the information online, interested citizens would be able to retrieve information about the County Commissioners’ meetings. The County Council would consider the matter separately.
The suggestion to provide greater access to information online was met with a bit of hesitation. Apart from meeting audio, Pulaski County may also be interested in publishing its effective ordinances online as well. The order in which to manage the project was a point of debate.
Commissioner Terry Young says audio access is a good idea, but ordinances and other meeting minutes should be available first.
“I just would rather see us partner with somebody like WorkOne and get someone in here to get all this stuff cleared off the table before we make that next step,” says Young.
As a separate matter, Pulaski County Attorney Kevin Tankersley suggested going through the ordinances individually before publishing them online to resolve redundancies and inconsistencies that may be present.
The matter is anticipated to be addressed at some point in the future.