Linwood The Linwood City Council and a Lawrence cable television businessman will conduct a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 in the Linwood community building to discuss the future of cable television in the city.
City Clerk Ellenor Large said the city council met Tuesday evening and scheduled the meeting to determine the feasibility of installing cable television in town since a tentative agreement with a Great Bend cable company fell through.
The Great Bend company, K-1 Cable Systems, backed out of the tentative agreement several months ago when city officials recommended that its proposal be changed to include an earlier installation date and more television channels.
THE PUBLIC meeting was scheduled to provide a forum for the city and prospective cable customers to air their desires and concerns about cable service and to see if the city and the service offered by Curt Ledom of Ledom Cable TV Construction are compatible, Mrs. Large said.
City officials do not want to get as far along in the negotiation process as they did with the Great Bend firm if the current proposal also is destined to fail, she said. Officials hope potential snags and conflicts will be discovered during the public meeting, she said.
Turning to other matters, the council appointed Gary Langford as a new member of the council. Langford will serve out the unexpired term of former council member Heiter Smith, who is moving out of the state.
SMITH JOINED the council in April and was to have served for four years. Langford will complete the 3 years remaining in Smith's term, Mrs. Large said.
In other business, the council:
Voted to advertise for sealed bids for a new road grader. The council plans to replace an old, obsolete grader with a newer one, Mrs. Large said. The bids will be opened at the council's regular meeting at 7 p.m. Dec. 5.
Met with Tillie Burns, city auditor, to discuss the city's 1988 audit. Burns told the council that the audit looked good in all accounting areas, Mrs. Large said. Burns works for L.G. (Vern) Schallehn, Kansas City, Mo.