Looking at all the responses, I guess Waitsfield is an oddball that not only records the Selectboard meetings (they’re also filmed and aired on local cable), but I upload the recordings to our Web site:



The main reason is because we have hired someone to assist us with minutes of meetings, and this is a convenient way to provide access to the recordings.  I’ll eventually take the older ones off; sounds like two years is the magic number.




Valerie Capels, Town Administrator

Town of Waitsfield

9 Bridge Street

Waitsfield, VT  05673

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From: Vermont Municipal Government Discussion Network [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Roxanne N. Creller
Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 3:42 PM
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Subject: Digital Voice Recordings at Select Board Meetings


We would like to know if most Municipalities record Select Board Meetings? 


We are finding it very tedious and expensive (batteries are expensive – adaptors generally are not available).  Recording is not mandated by the State but if you do record the recordings need to be kept for two years.  The digital files take a lot of space on our computers and server.


Please advise.  Thanks in advance.


  Roxanne N. Creller

  Alburgh Town Clerk/Treasurer


  Town of Alburgh

  1 North Main Street

  Alburgh, VT   05440

  (802) 796-3468 phone

 (802) 796-3939 fax

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