DIXFIELD – Selectmen delayed making a decision on a new agreement with Time Warner Cable until additional costs are submitted to the board.

At Monday’s meeting with a representative from the cable company, Town Manager Tom Richmond and the board discussed extending the current 10-year franchise that expires this year.

He said Wednesday morning that the board would prefer that the company provide equipment for a live connection with Dirigo High School so events could be broadcast.

However, he said a five-year agreement would require the live hook-up at a cost that may not be wanted by residents.

“It would make a difference on customer bills,” he said.

How much, he isn’t sure yet.

The company is expected to get back to the board with additional information within two months.

If the town decides to sign a franchise agreement for 10 years, then the live feed would not be required as a part of the deal.

The board also met in a 40-minute closed session with the three employees who work in the town office.

Richmond declined to provide details on the meeting. He would say only that administrative tasks were discussed. No decisions were made.

The board will meet in regular session at 5 p.m. Monday at the town office.


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