There has been talk about what happened to the recording of Monday night’s Board of Supervisors meeting. For those watching the recording at home, the taping abruptly stopped at 11:20 PM and (as one of the 2 audience members that stayed until the end) I know that the meeting went until 11:45.
The missing footage included the voting on the zoning ordinance amendment and the registration ordinance, as well as the public budget meeting discussion. Although I reported the results of the voting, some people were troubled and wanted an explanation.
To get an answer and put the conspiracy theory to rest, I called Gene Donahue, the Comcast representative in charge of the township’s public access channel, for answers. According to Gene, the time setting on the meeting was 4 hours but the meeting went over the 4 hours. According to Gene, this should not have posed a problem as he was aware the meeting was going over time setting. But when Gene attempted to switch to a second computer to keep providing the feed, there was a brown-out and he could not continue to providing live coverage. However . . . understanding the problem, Gene stayed very late in to the night (remember it was already 11:45 when the meeting ended) and recovered the missing section of the meeting. By 7 AM yesterday morning the recording of the supervisors meeting is running in its entirety. No missing footage – no conspiracy.
I would encourage you to watch a re-run of the meeting. Here is a link for the Public Access TV Channels Guide: