Kingston Twp. accepts input on Comcast
Last Modified: February 18. 2013 2:02PM
KINGSTON TWP. – The Board of Supervisors held a special public meeting on Wednesday night, inviting public input into an assessment of services provided by Comcast, its present cable and Internet provider.
Resident Bob Gruner, Shavertown, said his bill has increased dramatically since 2009, when he moved to the area. He also complained about the quality of cable services offered, saying he often receives an error message directing him to call Comcast.
“I don’t understand why I have to spend time on the phone just to maintain my basic services,” said Gruner. “I just expect consistent high-quality service.”
The township has retained Cohen Law Group to negotiate the Comcast contract negotiations.
“Negotiations should include both price and quality of service,” said Supervisor James Reino, indicating further research and discussion would be done on the matter.
During its regular meeting, the board discussed the South Main Street Bridge project. In order to complete the project as designed, it would be necessary for the Dallas Area Municipal Authority to move an adjacent pipe at significant cost.
Kathleen Sebastian, township manager, said the county was considering limiting Main Street to one lane, thus reducing the cost of the project.
In another matter, board Chairman Jeffrey Box voiced concerns about Luzerne County’s recent change in tax billing procedures, and its effect on the township. The board would assess the cost of various options available for township real estate tax billing, and discuss the matter at its next meeting, he said.
The board also presented its holiday house awards, with Mike Dzanko receiving the first place award, and Ed and Amy Kwak, second place.
“We would also like to thank the Recreation Board’s Rich Wyda, Mary Wargo and Stacy Murray for their hard work on this annual holiday project,” Reino said.
Reino also lauded township residents who consistently contributed to the Back Mountain food pantry.
Richard Harrison reported the pantry provides more than 150 meals to area residents on holidays.