Babylon Town has begun broadcasting town board meetings on Cablevision’s Government Access channel.
The town was the last in Suffolk County to broadcast or stream its meetings over the Internet, a practice also being adopted by some Nassau municipalities.
“Not everyone has the time to come down to town hall every time there’s a board meeting,” said Babylon Town spokesman Kevin Bonner, who said the town had focused last year on revamping its website and building a Facebook page.
“It’s meant to increase transparency and increase accessibility,” he said.
Most Babylon Town Board meetings are held during the day, and attendance rarely tops a few dozen.
The town is in talks to live-stream meetings or upload video onto its website, Bonner said.
For the broadcast, which is free to the town, town employees will add titles and fade-ins but will not otherwise edit the footage before dropping it off at Cablevision for broadcast, generally within two days after a meeting.
Each meeting will replay until it is replaced on Cablevision Channel 18, according to the following schedule: Saturdays at 10 p.m., Sundays at 8 a.m., Mondays at 5 p.m., Tuesdays at 8 a.m. and Thursdays at 1 p.m.
Cablevision owns Newsday.