City Council hears more Mediacom complaints
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
Mar 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Complaints about Mediacom’s service took up a large portion of the public discussion when the Cadiz City Council met last Tuesday evening at Cadiz City Hall.

Mike Hyde, co-owner of the Barkley Plantation assisted living facility, said he is frustrated by his recent experiences with Mediacom, a local cable, internet and telephone service provider.

Hyde, who had contacted Medicom about service in April last year, said he was told that if he wanted Mediacom as his provider, he would have to pay $13,450, although after he contacted Cadiz City Clerk Lisa Rogers and city council members,

Hyde continued, telling the council that after contacting people recommended to him by city staff, Mediacom prorated that by 50 percent, or $6,725, and offered him a five-year contract, which he was reluctant to accept because of the timeframe involved.

Hyde said that after several phone calls Mediacom has agreed to have his service installed this week. He added that the delay is costing his business money because he was scheduled to open March 1 and has 10 employees that he is already paying.

However, those employees are unable to work at the assisted living facility because the state won’t allow it to open until telephone service is installed, Hyde said.

In other business, the city council passed a resolution, wherein all employees working under “hazardous duty positions” in the Cadiz Police Department will transfer from the existing nonhazardous coverage in the County Employees Retirement System to hazardous duty coverage within the same system effective Feb. 1 this year.

Cadiz City Councilman Todd King said that according to the Economic Restructuring Committee, part of the Cadiz Renaissance on Main Committee, the committee will open a gift shop in the Old Fentress Building across from the Cadiz City Hall on Main Street.

The facility will be staffed by Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) volunteers and will be funded through a loan from the Cadiz-Trigg County Economic Development Commission, King said.

The city council went into executive session to discuss pending litigation, but took no action following that session.

Cadiz resident Harry Todd, suggested that the city honor the accomplishments of Grady Cofield for his recent top national placing in an archery tournament. Bailey said the city council will work on that.

Sharon Butts, executive director of the EDC, wasn’t present, but in her report she stated the EDC would be visiting Frankfort on March 8 to present community information and updates to state project managers, commissioners and deputy commissioners.
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