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As far as the $5,000 fee is concerned, Morris said it is "a steal."

Morris said Open Stage Media is also in talks with Niskayuna, Rotterdam and Scotia about funding options moving forward. Since Glenville was the first town to negotiate a new franchise agreement with Time Warner, Morris said it was approached first.

Until it makes sense for the town to invest in Open Stage Media, Koetzle said, the board would not be moving forward. He said he asked Open Stage to prepare a plan on what the town's contributions would go toward funding.

"Why would we pay additional money to assist them that we don't have to?" asked Koetzle.

Koetzle said the town could "easily" show town board meetings through Saratoga lines on channel 17, but hoped to reach an agreement with Open Stage to keep programming broadcasted locally.""

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