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Williamsville will live-stream State of the Village address

Williamsville Mayor Brian J. Kulpa on Monday will deliver the State of the Village Address, which will be streamed live from the historic Village Meeting House, 5658 Main St.

The event is set for 7:30 p.m. and will follow the Village Board’s regularly scheduled 6 p.m. work session at the same location.

Village residents who are unable to attend the mayor’s speech in person are being encouraged to tune in to live streaming by following directions on the village’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/WilliamsvilleNY/.

“We want you to come and be part of the meeting, but if you can’t leave the kids at home, or it’s too cold outside, or you’re sick, you can still tune in on your laptop or tablet from home,” said Village Trustee Al Yates. “We want everyone to engage in this new form of virtual democracy.”

In an effort to promote transparency, officials have decided that all future Village Board meetings also will be videotaped and archived on the village website. Officials also plan to take questions from the public via Facebook.

Information on 2016 priorities for the village will be announced by Kulpa during Monday’s address. 

The Meeting House was purchased by the Village for $1 in 1976 and has been restored and placed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is managed by the Meeting House Committee, a volunteer committee consisting of engaged citizens and elected village officials.