Televised Meeting Picture is Fuzzy

SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Town officials have been planning to broadcast their meetings over the town’s public access television station since 2003. But, seven years later, there is still only dead air.


Several attempts have been made through the years to get broadcasting equipment installed in the town office meeting room, but those efforts have failed. The problem, said town manager Robin Bennett, is that the company the town purchased the equipment from has delivered only a portion of the order.

Southwest Harbor ordered more than $30,000 in equipment from J-Mac Video Productions in Glenburn in 2003. The equipment included video cameras, microphones, monitors and mixers. To date, the town has only received a video camera and shelving unit, Ms. Bennett said.

Making matters worse is that the town has already paid for the equipment.

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