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Cable company asks city officials to transfer franchise
Polk County Enterprise - June 2009
LIVINGSTON – City officials will consider possible action on a request to transfer the cable television service from RB3 to Telecom Cable, LLC. during Tuesday’s City Council meeting. A public hearing on the matter is tentatively scheduled for July 14. The previous franchise holder transferred all its assets to RB3 a few months ago, leaving unpaid fees for connecting to city utility poles. At that time, attorneys advised council the best chance of collecting those fees might be if RB3 was sold to another provider. The council will also discuss a cost of living salary adjustment for city employees. If approved this increase will take effect Oct. 1 and will remain in effect through Sept. 30, 2010. Council members will select a mayor pro-tem from among the council members to serve the 2009 – 2010 term. This position is typically rotated among the council members each year. Judy Cochran holds that position. One council member will be selected to be on the board of directors for the Deep East Texas Council of Governments (DETCOG). Newly seated Alderman Elgin Davis has been serving as the minority representative for Polk County and will continue in that role. A second council member will be chosen to represent the City of Livingston. The meeting begins at 5 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall on the corner of Church and Jackson streets.