November 22, 2014

BOCC, city of Olathe to share closed captioning services

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
The Board of County Commissioners approved an amended interlocal agreement with the city of Olathe Jan. 5 for the shared use of Olathe’s cable television production facilities and closed captioning services.
Stephen Powell, clerk of the board, said the county and city have been shared the Olathe’s broadcast facilities since 2007.
The arrangement has allowed Olathe to broadcast county commission meetings and other programming on Comcast, Time Warner and AT&T.
Last year, county officials decided to add closed captioning services to its agreement with Olathe.
Powell said adding closed caption services will cost the county about $5,460, which was included in the county’s 2012 budget.
Commissioner Calvin Hayden praised county and Olathe staff for cooperating in the effort.
“This is the best of the best,” he said. “Two governments working together to save dollars.”
In other business, the board:
appointed Terri Atwell, Gardner, as McCamish Township trustee through Jan. 14, 2013.
appointed Glenn Bonar, Gardner, as a Gardner Township representative to the Southwest Consolidated Zoning Board through March 13, 2014.
reappointed Joel Riggs, Gardner, as an unincorporated area representative to the Planning Commission through Oct. 4, 2012.

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