OTISFIELD — The Board of Selectmen has signed a cable TV ordinance that will allow Spectrum cable company to provide service to 80 to 90 percent of the town.

Chairman Hal Ferguson said Monday that a public hearing was held prior to the board’s vote on a cable service ordinance Wednesday, as required by state law.

“Holding a public hearing was one of the last hiccups we had to get through before we could sign a contract with Spectrum,” Ferguson said. “Once we held the public hearing, the board voted to sign the ordinance.”

He said the town sent a copy of the ordinance to Spectrum, “and now we’re all on the same page.”

“We’re hoping that we can get the cable lines installed sometime in late spring,” Ferguson said. “I know that they’re already applying for pole permits with Central Maine Power.”

Administrative Assistant Anne Pastore said at the board’s Sept. 20 meeting that Spectrum made an offer to the town and “we’ve been following the steps to get them to come in.”

She said Spectrum is the first cable company to approach officials about providing service.

Ferguson said the board “still doesn’t know exactly which homes will be covered by the cable, but hopefully we’ll know within a couple of weeks.”

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