ENID, Okla. — Enid city commissioners will hold a public hearing Tuesday night during their regular meeting concerning Suddenlink's franchise agreement with the city to provide cable television service.
The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in commission chambers at the city administration building, 401 W. Garriott. The meeting is open to the public.
"This public hearing is to hear from the public about the performance of Suddenlink an the community needs concerning cable communications," information provided with the meeting agenda reads.
Bryce Kennedy, a former city attorney, has been retained by the city to conduct negotiations for the city with Suddenlink. During the hearing, he will provide a summary of the negotiation process and what the focus of the hearing will be.
"Representatives from Suddenlink will provide an overview of the cable operator's perspective as well," according to the agenda.
Suddenlink representatives also will remain after the public hearing to discuss service issues or complaints with residents in the foyer outside the meeting room.
Public comments from the hearing will supplement results from a customer satisfaction survey conducted by the city. The survey and comments will supplement the analysis of Suddenlink's performance to be done by Kennedy and presented at the Jan. 7 commission meeting.
"This public hearing will be continued until January 7, 2020, to allow the results of Suddenlink's performance under the license to be completed, and to give the public an additional opportunity to provide comment," according to the meeting agenda.
Also on the agenda will be:
• Consideration of public utility easements at Meadowlake Part to extend electrical power to the park.
• Consideration of a $458,253 contract with Luckinbill for the sanitary sewer repair program.
• Several permanent easements related to the Kaw Lake water pipeline project.
During their study session before the regular meeting, commissioners will hear an update on the 2020 Census, an update on Enid Television Network and discuss the Suddenlink franchise process.
The study session will begin at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the lower-level conference room in the city administration building.