Hardin County Supervisors Zoom Meeting

The Hardin County Board of Supervisors met Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, and again made its meeting available via Zoom video conferencing. The virtual meeting option has been available to the public, to county employees and to elected officials since late March. On the right side of the screen - next to video of the meeting's proceedings (and virtual participants' connections at the top), there's a chat box where participants can send messages to each other.

It turns out disabling the private chat function for meetings held via Zoom video conferencing is going to be more complicated than Hardin County officials thought it would be.

Earlier this month, the Times Citizen reported that a private chat function was being used during public meetings of the Hardin County Board of Supervisors. The supervisors made their meetings available via Zoom beginning in March, when the courthouse closed to slow the spread of COVID-19. While the meetings originate at the courthouse, the public, county employees and elected officials have the option of attending via Zoom from wherever they may be, as long as there's an internet connection.

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