Mayor Tells Comcast, "Folks Aren't Happy...."

Updated 21 weeks ago by Tony Rutherford HuntingtonNews.Net Reporter

Huntington Mayor Steve Williams told council that he has spoken with a representative of Comcast concerning the renewal of the cable franchise agreement.

"Folks are not happy here," Williams told Comcast representative Tom Westell.

Williams asked council members to email complaints to Westell.

The mayor confirmed that a franchise agreement is in the "negotiation" phase, but emphasized "we have work to do."

In other business, council has approved the police interceptor purchase which is from reimbursed funds.

On first reading, councilman Pete Gillespie asked about the 110 heads up fire department equipment replacement at $175 each. Fire Chief Carl Eastham indicated that only one company manufactures the devices and they provided the one bid.

Council has approved the resolution supporting  a new visitor's center and ride commuter lot at Interstate 64 Exit #1.

Mayor Williams told council, "Every area in the state with the exception of Huntington has a state of the art visitor's center when people come in or exit the state. The resolution will go to the governor for his input."

Cabell County Commission President Nancy Cartmill, Wayne County Commission President Robert E. Pasley. and the Cabell Huntington Convention and Visitors Bureau support the proposed new center, along with Kenova Mayor Ric Griffith.
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