Council to hold public hearing on ordinance to grant license agreement to Cox for business services – The Suffolk News-Herald

Council to hold public listening to on ordinance to grant license settlement to Cox for enterprise providers

Printed 5:35 pm Friday, September 30, 2022

Metropolis Council will keep a community hearing Wednesday on an ordinance that would grant a license settlement for Cox Communications to develop, set up and preserve telecommunications companies for its small business expert services in Suffolk.

If approved, Cox would obtain a non-exclusive telecommunications license agreement for up to five years.

Cox’s Erin Rice spoke to council all through its Sept. 21 perform session, noting it has experienced a existence in the metropolis, but mostly in the northern spots right before it invested $3.5 million to install just about 30 miles of fiber to deliver 10 gigabit pace although extending its footprint to other spots of the metropolis. That job was accomplished in the spring.

In other things for council to think about, a pair of ordinances in council’s consent agenda would let Suffolk Police to invest in a new boat and bulletproof vests from grant revenue it has gained.

Suffolk Law enforcement Division is set to receive $218,988 in port protection grant money from the U.S. Office of Homeland Stability to purchase a Secure boat to “enhance resilience and recovery capabilities in the town on its waters and Hampton Roads.”

It needs a city match of $70,329, or 25% of its price of $281,317.

The city’s police office has also gained a grant value almost $21,000 to buy bulletproof vests for its officers. The grant will come from the U.S. Division of Justice.

Also on the consent agenda, Suffolk General public Colleges has questioned council’s acceptance to reappropriate approximately $400,000 in unspent dollars from fiscal 2022 to the division’s fiscal 2023 faculty operating fund to help with sinkhole repairs at college facilities.

The city has also been accepted for $710,500 in funding from the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Financial Progress Obtain Highway Program to allow for the extension of the obtain highway on Company Push in the Virginia Port Logistics Park to aid a 1.5 million-square-foot import centre. That grant demands a $10,500 community funds match, out there as a result of a transfer from the general fund financial enhancement financial investment method account.

The work session will function updates on the city’s Parks and Recreation Department’s accreditation and jobs, and details about an impending Public Operates Section Citizen Academy to just take put from Oct. 13 through Nov. 17.

The council’s total agenda can be discovered at https://www.suffolkva.us/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_10052022-2931.

The council’s perform session starts at 4 p.m. Wednesday, with the frequent assembly starting off at 6 p.m. at Town Corridor.