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Hundred’s Cable Will Go Digital

By Staff | May 27, 2009

The television cable problems of the town Hundred might be on the mend. Jim Rigas of Zito Media was present at the city council meeting on May 18.

Rigas explained to council and citizens present that the system needs upgrading and the goal is to bring digital television to Hundred. He told council that they will be deploying fiber optics and putting in a two-way transmission. This will add telephone service with Zito and connections for the internet as well.

He also told those present the upgrade of the electronics will take about six to nine months.

Jean McClelland, council member, said that they will have four people to get certified on June 4 and 5 as lifeguards for the pool. She reported that 15-year-olds can now get certified as lifeguards.

Sherri Hayes, recorder, reported that their government Community Partnership grant of $7,000 will expire June 30 and they need to file for an extension. She told council they have not used that money yet.

Mayor Charles Sine reported to council that a grant to the Belmont Street project was denied. He then asked for suggestions. Phil Lightner, council member, told the council, “We need a permanent fix.”

McClelland asked Hayes if Scott Hicks of Belomar Regional Council can be contacted to look into other avenues to help with this project.

Hayes reported that Hundred was approved for the Summer Youth Program. She explained that they will be able to hire eight youths with one supervisor and their hours will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. She asked council to make a list for the next upcoming meeting of what projects they would like the youth to work on this summer.

Hayes also brought up the problem of dog owners not cleaning up after the dogs on the walking trail and other areas in Hundred. She stated that volunteers mowed the grass on the walking trail and it was not fair for them to deal with this while maintaining the trail. She stated even people that let their dogs go off the trail are not cleaning up after them.

Council agreed that there is a problem with the dog owners. Hayes read the leash law that went into effect in 1998 to council. The law stated anyone walking their dog within the city limits of Hundred will be held totally responsible for the dog’s actions. The person walking the dog will be responsible for cleaning up after their dog and disposing of it. First offense is a $25 fine and second offense is a $50 fine.

Mayor Sine said the law will be enforced and people can report to him of those not cleaning up after their dogs so that the fines can be handled out.

In other matters before council, the mayor spoke of the theater building in Hundred being renovated. He said they are in need of paint, electrical wiring, plumping lines, and more. He asked council about a donation to the building for restoring it. He told council that is for the community since they will be having children’s movies, country music shows, and much more.

Sine asked council if the city would like to make a monetary donation.

McClelland asked, “Do we really have the money?”

Hayes told council, “When I write a check, I have to prove where it goes.” She asked council if they have ever donated before.

A motion was made and passed for Hayes to check on the legality about donations from city council before a decision can be made.

The next city council meeting will be on June 15 at 7 p.m. and is open to the public.