"The entire council chambers is outdated and behind the times. The council has no access to data that is needed in today's environment," said Town Manager
The plan includes updating the 135 seats for the public, a new projector system, replacing the floor and installing new computer software. The work likely would take about five months. The council chambers would be closed for about a month while the work was being completed, said
He noted that unlike
"Sure, I can see making some technological improvements. But I can't imagine spending that much money being justified," Kuretski said.
The improvements should be approved and are long overdue, said
"I often can't hear the public when they speak or the council from the dais. I have to read their lips.
The proposal calls for taking out the old dais where the town council and staff sit during meetings. The new dais would have individual computers, a new sound system, overhead projectors and podiums for speakers. Nineteen new seats for council members and staff -- at
Total cost for the proposed improvements would be about
The council is scheduled to hear a preliminary proposal on Tuesday. No vote is planned.
"In these days of high technology presentations,
"If you asked me to find 10 more important things to spend
To view the proposal, go to jupiter.fl.us
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