An informational smart TV could soon adorn the entrance of the Warren County Administrative Building.
“I don’t know if this is possible, but we thought we would ask about the possibility of putting a TV in the front foyer,” said UT Extension office director Hilda Lytle. “This would be a cost to the county. The TV, as far as I understand it, would run off a jump drive.”
The request was made to members of the county Building and Grounds Committee, who agreed to consider it.
Lytle says the TV would provide visitors with necessary information as they enter the building.
“We’re thinking it would be good to have things going on in the building on the TV,” she said. “It may be a very informative thing like ‘Building and Grounds meeting in the Dogwood Room at 5 p.m.’ Rutherford County already has a smart TV set up. I don’t know if you’ve seen it.”
UT Extension employees would be in charge of updating the information.
“We thought this might be a way of helping folks find their way around the building,” she said. “If there are things going on, as long as we know about them, we can post them. We already keep the meeting notices anyway. It would just be a matter of updating it. I’m sure we’ll have to have a template to start with and I’m sure there will be a learning curve.”
Lytle suggested a 50-55-inch TV.
The county would have to pay for the TV, as well as installation. At this time, the actual cost is unknown.
“I don’t have a problem with it as long as you or some of your office will take care of it,” said Commissioner Carl E. Bouldin. “I think this would be good, but let’s hold off until next month until we have more information.”
The discussion was tabled until October.