Archive for Thursday, November 18, 2004

Council to scrutinize cable TV rates

November 18, 2004

Lansing's cable television provider will seek approval for a slight increase in basic rates and could come under questioning tonight about a service fee that prompted a consumer complaint.

Time Warner Cable is seeking a six-cent increase in basic rates to $10.89 monthly. The Lansing City Council will consider the request at its meeting today, 7:30 p.m. at City Hall, 800 First Terrace.

The city regulates only the basic cable rate, not the various tier rates.

During a public comment period opened after the rate filing was made, one customer questioned why Time Warner charged a $3 service fee for bills paid in person at the local office.

A Time Warner representative has been asked to attend tonight's meeting, where the council could inquire about the service charge.

Here's tonight's agenda:

¢ Approve minutes from the council's' Oct. 28 special meeting and Nov. 4 regular meeting.

¢ Hear a presentation on Parks and Recreation cheerleading programs.

¢ Consider a resolution setting new basic cable fees.

¢ Consider an ordinance to levy assessments for delinquent sewer and trash disposal bills.

¢ Consider a preliminary development plan for the Main Street Center extension.

¢ Consider an ordinance annexing land south of the city, as approved by the Leaven-worth County Commission.

¢ Consider land acquisition

¢ Hear staff reports.

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