Qwireless, which has its equipment on the city water tower, provides wireless high-speed Internet services known as WiFi.
Joey Randolph, director of sales and marketing for the Evansville, Ind. based broadband provider, proposed an agreement to allow the upgrades at Monday night’s city council meeting.
But water plant Superintendent George Crady said maintenance of the water tank is “a tremendous cost.” He explained that it must be painted about every 10 years, which costs about $100,000.
Crady said the city was “looking for some reimbursement” for allowing the Internet equipment to be placed on the tank. Qwireless proposed to provide the city with certain services free.
In other business the council:
n Approved the first reading of an ordinance enacting a supplement to its Code of Ordinances.
Authorized Mayor Nancy Slation to sign all documents required from the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security.