Commissioners poised to approve new budget, new cable company

Published 09/04 2014 05:12PM

Updated 09/04 2014 06:16PM

Houston County Commission to approve new budget among other items.
Houston County Commission to approve new budget among other items.
A new cable company is most likely coming to Houston County. County Commissioners are expected to grant a franchise to Troy Cablevision.

Doing so would allow the company to begin offering cable service here. It already offers internet and phone service in Houston County.

"The Houston County Area offers a lot of opportunity for us, and a lot of competition here already," said Charlie Smith, the Senior Account Executive of Troy Cable. "But we feel that our customer service is going to set us apart from the other providers that are here in Houston County."

Troy Cable has been in business for 30 years in counties including Pike and Coffee counties. On Monday the commissioners will vote on whether to grant the franchise.

Meanwhile, commissioners are to approve a budget next week as well. The $38 million plan includes funding the purchase of four new vehicles for the Sheriff's Office and leasing an automated garbage truck.

This budget is about the same as last year's, according to Commission Chairman Mark Culver. And on Monday the commissioners will vote to approve the fiscal year budget.

The county commissioners will also approve giving the Houston County Water Authority money. That amount being more than $70,000.

Financial problems occurred after the Water Authority expanded service to Country Crossing. Along with this the commission will co-sign a loan refinancing a $2.1 million debt.

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