The Orange City City Council is looking at selling their share of the city’s telephone utility. The council is putting it to the voters at a special election, which has been scheduled for August 5th. The question is whether to discontinue their operation of Orange City Communications.
An informational meeting has been set up, at which Orange City residents can get more information and ask questions. The meeting is set for Monday, July 28, 2014 at 5:30 PM in the Orange City City Hall building.
If the voters think the city’s interest in the company should be sold, the city would sell their portion of the communications utility to their partner, Long Lines of Sergeant Bluff.
At this point, both have half of the business.
The partnership was formed over ten years ago, when a public vote authorized the council to enter an agreement with Long Lines to establish the service. That was in 2003.
Orange City Communications is a provider of telephone, cable TV and Internet service to Orange City.