Thanks for the inquiry, it has always been our intention to place a
podcast/MP3 file of this meeting on the Village website.
If you have any other questions, please let me know.
Staff has scheduled an informal meeting to allow for Council discussion regarding the issuance of General Obligation (GO) bonds in the amount of approximately $24,679,000 for the purpose of watershed improvements. Northern Trust, the Village’s Financial Advisor, will be at the Workshop and discuss the options available relative to the GO bond issuance as well as the potential for any refunding of existing debt.
As a first public step of the process to assume the largest debt load in the history of the village, it would serve the concept of open government to have a verbatim record of these meetings put into the public record every step of the way. The public has a right to know who said what during this meeting, and written minutes rarely are that specific. Staff and council should make a complete audio recording of this meeting, available as an MP3 on the village website, due to it’s importance to our fiscal future.
If the Committee Room is not suitable for that function, they should consider moving to Chambers, where the proper equipment exists for audio and video recording of meetings.