A Master Plan “Community Conversations” conversation-starter
Monday, January 27, 2014
by Rob Greenstein
“What type of services, events, shopping, etc. would you like to see in downtown Chappaqua or Millwood in the evenings/night-time?”
Feel free to comment here (we encourage you to give your name). We will also be posting the same question on our Town of New Castle Facebook page.
Residents are also encouraged to attend our town board meetings and give their ideas, or to watch our regular meeting on your TV or computer and email or “Livechat” comments and questions during the meeting. We intend to reach out also through mailings, for residents who do not use internet.
Watch meetings live on TV or from a computer or smart phone
This will help the town board gather information from residents who can’t attend the meetings in person. The extra convenience of participating through Livestream will provide residents with an opportunity to share opinions and engage directly with the Town Board.
The sign up page will look like this:
Click the green “FOLLOW” button, which will open a small window with options to join through Livestream
When will questions be answered?
Community segment at the start of each meeting
We will also be introducing a a segment of around five minutes brief five to ten minute community segment at the beginning of the meeting, at 7:45 p.m. In the community segment, we will recognize a business that has opened up or is celebrating a milestone. Some weeks we might have a town staff department head briefly explain the services they provide to the public. Other weeks we might recognize the work of a particular community group.
In the future, we plan to enable residents to sign up to receive emailed meeting agendas, as well as minutes following the meetings.
Immediate replay—and immediate rewind ability
Note: Meetings will still be replayed both on NCCMC’s TV channels and on its website in “Video on Demand,” but you can view the Livestreamed video right away at Livestream.com. Not only that—you can tune in to the Livestreamed meeting late and have the ability to rewind right away. Likewise, during replay you can scroll backward or forward at will.
There are free apps for the iPhone and Android at their respective stores—and the apps are very easy to use!