Council to hear presentation on Mediacom

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Common Council will hear a presentation from Mediacom at its regular meeting Tuesday.Eric Mollber is on the agenda for the board’s 7 p.m. meeting.Whitley County approved Mediacom for Internet service in the county’s Recorder’s Office at the Jan. 4 meeting.Faster Internet speed was justification for the county’s decision to give that office the green light to change Internet service providers.According to Columbia City Clerk-Treasurer Rosie Coyle, the presentation by Mollber on Tuesday is the result of a request from a local citizen who inquired about the lease with Mediacom as the cable service provider for Columbia City “City limits.”Coyle said “We have a franchise agreement with them (Mediacom).”At the meeting, the council will also hand out awards for the winners of the recent Christmas lighting contest which was held city-wide.A report will be heard on street sign replacement, which is going on throughout the city and is expected to continue through 2015.The council is considering an ordinance in conjunction with federal mandates that stipulate specifics on speed limits and sign reflectivity.The sign replacement is being done in phases, which the third and fourth phases expected for this year.