Tune in to gov't, for a price

"For whatever reason, back before Time Warner was involved we got feed out of Saratoga County," said Koetzle.

Before the switch, all public access was on channel 16, including government meetings. Since Glenville gets its feed from Saratoga the switch knocked out Town Board meetings being broadcasted. Koetzle said since August the meetings have not been televised and the town did not have input on the switch.

"What is important to us is to give our residents in the interim a way to view the meetings and streaming off the web solution came up," said Koetzle. "I think it helps our residents view the board meetings on their time when it is convenient for them."

The website hosting the video will be provided by the town, but Time Warner is providing the town with an HD camera to record meetings for online viewing, he said.

Negotiations were on going form the previous board, but Koetzle said the administration weren't able to finalize negotiations.

"We pushed as hard as we could for our town, residents and subscribers," said MacFarland. "I think we would both like to move it along and get something current in place."

Glenville also did an audit and was in negotiations regarding how revenue was calculated in the past and if the town is owed an unpaid amount. MacFarland said Time Warner has agreed to pay the town $2,600 from that audit. MacFarland said the Town Attorney thought it was a fair amount.""

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