York County to stream council meetings live, in HD

York County residents soon will be able to watch their council members live during meetings – and in high definition.

The council, which meets every other week in Council Chambers in the Agricultural Building in York, has been recorded on video for the past seven years, according to a news release sent by Karen Brogden, council clerk.

In the last few months, the county has updated its video equipment.

Viewers can watch the meetings on S.C. ETV in Rock Hill, although that channel is only broadcast in standard definition, or by watching YouTube videos posted to the county’s website.

They also can watch the meetings live on the county’s website, by clicking the “ Council Meetings LIVE” link under the News and Announcements section. The online stream will be delayed up to one minute.

“We hope by providing this service through technology, York County government will be more transparent for those that cannot be a part of the regular council meetings,” Brogden said in the news release.

The first live stream of a council meeting will occur at 6 p.m. Monday.