HAGERSTOWN - Four of the five Washington County Commissioners said they would like to televise their meetings, though some are concerned about the cost of doing so.
Commissioners Kristin B. Aleshire, James F. Kercheval, Vice President Terry Baker and President John F. Barr supported televised meetings when they ran for office, and all four said Friday that they still do. But Barr and Kercheval said more research needs to be done to find an affordable option for the project.
"I haven't really seen a good plan so far," Barr said.
The county commissioned a study in 2005 that estimated installing and maintaining a studio and control room for cable broadcasting could cost $500,000 to more than $1 million.
Another option, in which a company would install equipment, take video and audio feeds, and reroute them to a cable provider or the Internet, had an estimated cost of less than $50,000 per year, said Norman Bassett, the county's public information director.