Marlborough – When the Marlborough City Council meets for their bi-weekly meetings, they can have at times up to 200 pages of written documentation for review. That can result in almost 2,000 pages being printed out for each meeting.
To help reduce that cost, City Councilor Matt Elder has suggested that the council use electronic technology such as smartphones and tablets and websites such as Google Drive and Dropbox instead.
Currently electronic devices are not permitted for use in the meetings, a measure that was put in place so councilors could not communicate electronically with each other during the meeting. But as council members noted, putting a phone into “airplane” mode will alleviate that concern but still allow members to access documents.
The council’s Rules Committee will now review Elder’s request.