Ogdensburg to hold public hearing on Time Warner Cable franchise agreement Monday
Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 6:22 pm

OGDENSBURG – City residents will have a chance to speak out Monday on a franchise agreement that allows Time Warner Cable to provide service to the city, but Mayor William Nelson says he wants to negotiate with the company before approving any deal.

Ogdensburg Mayor Bill Nelson says he'd like to speak with Time Warner representative before renewing a franchise agreement with cable provider.

Ogdensburg city council met Feb. 13 and agreed to hold a public hearing Feb. 24, to gather public input regarding the contract that allows the company to provide cable service to the city.

However, Nelson said he would like to postpone approval of the agreement until the council can negotiate with the company.

He said previous “extensive” negotiations led to the broadcast of city council meetings and he would like to see what other services could be provided, such as emergency access to the network.

He also raised concerns about the high costs and low quality of service.

The hearing will be held at 7 p.m. at city hall.