WEBSTER COUNTY, KY (12/5/12) – Providence City Council is ready to “make a call” to AT&T, in letter form that is. The phone company is the major hold-up for Providence to obtain Public Service Answering Point (PSAP) certification for its enhanced 9-1-1 emergency system which is costing the city approximately $30,000 per month in lost cell phone fees. Council members voted Monday night in regular session to pursue the matter through a letter comprised by City Attorney Richard Peyton.
“The PSAP application process is very lengthy and they’ve (AT&T) been dragging their feet for over a year,” noted Providence 9-1-1 Director Brad Curry. “We’ve completed our part of the application process and finished all updates to the system. But AT&T hasn’t done their part.”
Curry also added that changes in AT&T personnel have also hampered the process.
“Maybe this letter will get the ball rolling for us. It will also give us a chance to voice our displeasure about how they’ve handled the situation,” he added.
In other business, the council held first reading of the Walking Trail Ordinance, detailing exactly how the trail could be used. It was noted that the trail is for pedestrian use only and no motor vehicles, ATV’s, golf carts or scooters are allowed on the trail. A portion of the trail, from Westerfield Park to Hwy. 293, has been completed including recent blacktopping. Council members are hoping to complete the trail all the way to Hwy. 109 in front of Timewell Tile once funds become available.
In final business, Mayor Eddie Gooch noted that the Baker Lane/Hudson Meadows sewer lift station project is nearing completion. It was noted that all that remains is the starting of the pumps, which should be done this week when representatives from the pump manufacturer are on hand to aid in the process. Gooch also thanked the Providence Chamber of Commerce for its work in hosting the annual Christmas Parade on Saturday. Councilman Tom Skinner complimented the work being completed on the front of the city building.
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