For years both Fort Myers Beach residents and council members have voiced frustration with the sound system at Town Hall. From microphones not working, to meetings not being broadcast live on the town’s YouTube page, it certainly seemed like technology left the town behind.
That’s all about to change.
The town council has allocated up to $283,000 for new audio and video equipment in town hall. The room will be worked on while the town council takes its summer break from meetings (the council does not meet again until August 2nd). All of the work might not be complete by then, but it will be close.
The town is using Bonita Video to purchase and install the new state-of-the-art technology. Antonio Correia, from Bonita Video, has done previous audio visual work with Estero, and Bonita Springs.
Replacing the entire audio and video system is approximately $141,000. The town budget includes $75,000 for new equipment. Additional funding will need to be allocated to cover the final cost of the project.