STANFORD - One of the last delays in Stanford's Main Street improvement project was removed Tuesday after weeks of struggle between city officials and Adelphia Cable.
The project, to beautify Main Street by removing all its utility lines, repairing sidewalks and adding new light fixtures, was delayed this month by Adelphia Cable. Adelphia's cable lines were the last remaining wires still hanging on Main Street's poles. Adelphia officials said the city would have to pay $11,000 for the company to relocate its cables behind buildings.
Relocation costs such as this had been negotiated out of the cable contract during its signing in 1999, said Mayor Eddie Carter.
The lawyer responsible for negotiating the city's cable contract, Linda Ain, confirmed that the relocation fees had been struck from the contract and advised against the city paying for that work. "She said absolutely not, don't pay them," said city attorney Carol Hill.