"I just think it becomes a burden," Hrbek said. "We have reporters here, we have the minutes. We have recordings of the meetings. It just becomes one more thing we have to archive."
Council Vice President Fred Goetz said he was "all in favor of the cameras," adding that he believed they would allow seniors who can't get out easily, residents who get home late from work and those who are otherwise busy Monday nights to see the meetings.
Goetz said he expected an easy-to-use, low-cost camera could be found.
"It doesn't have to be anything extraordinary," he said.
Mayor Janet Sobkowicz said she was still looking at prices and would make a decision from there.