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Hilltown debuts municipal YouTube channel


It’s official: Hilltown Township has a YouTube channel.

The municipality launched the channel on the online video sharing and social media platform in recent weeks. It’s located at

As of this writing, township officials had posted one video: a recording of the township board of supervisors meeting from the end of March.

Initially, the plan is to record supervisors’ meetings and then post them on the channel for anyone to view. Eventually, officials would like to livestream supervisors’ meetings so residents can follow proceedings in real time from anywhere they have access to the Internet.

“We want to increase transparency into how the township operates, and make it easier for residents to stay informed about what’s happening here,” said Supervisor Chair Caleb Torrice. “We believe the YouTube channel helps advance those goals.”

At a public meeting on Feb. 26, supervisors approved spending up to $6,000 to purchase the necessary audio and visual equipment to record meetings and the like. Torrice noted at the time that funds from the COVID-era American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 were to help fund the purchase.

Torrice said that Dan Alexander, a technology pro with the Pennridge School District, and Dave Thomas, communications and public relations coordinator at Pennridge, have been excellent partners to Hilltown on the YouTube channel venture.

The Pennridge pair have advised on equipment purchases and helped with the technical aspects of getting operations running in a manner that will allow for the recording of quality videos and eventually livestreams, Torrice said.

“We’re really thankful for the partnership,” Torrice said.

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