HARRODSBURG - A decision by city government here will make it possible for City Hall to have a permanent, automatic audio system in the second-floor meeting room.
Having received complaints about people's inability to hear when the room is full during meetings of the Greater Harrodsburg/Mercer County Planning and Zoning Commission, the panel's executive director, Shawn Moore, set about trying to find a way to enhance the audio part of the meetings.
City Commission meetings in that room are recorded and broadcast on the local cable company's public access channel.
Although there are microphones in front of members of the board of commissioners, there have been complaints about the audio portions of the broadcast. Moore said at the last meeting of the City Commission on Sept. 11 that the new system's microphones can be a part of the video recording system.
Commissioners agreed to pay half of the cost of an automatic audio system, but not without comment from the mayor and two commissioners.