Edison To Re-Vote On Cablevision Contract

EDISON – The township council will vote again on a 15-year contract to extend Cablevision’s franchise in the township. The council voted on the contract last week, but the result was a 3-3 split with one abstention.

Township attorney Jeffrey Lehrer originally determined that Councilman Sudhansu Prasad’s vote to abstain should be counted with the “yes” votes, but after further research, Township Clerk Reina Murphy determined that the vote should be counted with the “no” votes.

During last week’s council meeting, about a dozen residents complained about their Cablevision bills. The 15-year contract would earn Edison $40,000 upfront and an estimated $250,000 per year.
A new vote will likely have to wait until Aug. 13.

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