The first date when AT&T was reportedly going to turn on 3G service to the city of Elkton has come and gone, but a formal announcement on just when that will happen is expected Monday.
State Senator Joey Pendleton was told by AT&T officials this winter that 3G was going to be turned on March 1st, but was told a couple of weeks ago that the day was pushed back. Speaking at the regular Elkton City Council meeting Monday night, Elkton Mayor Nancy Camp said AT&T officials will be at the old courthouse on the square this coming Monday morning at 9:30 to announce when the town will have access to wireless broadband.
Council members and Elkton residents and businesses are anxious for the day to come when mobile devices and wireless hotspots will work there, but Mayor Camp says they’ll have to wait a little while longer as the switch will not be flipped Monday.
In other business, council accepted bids from Ricchuite Enterprises for Mowing Service and Cemetery Maintenance. That provider came in most expensive out of three bidders for Cemetery Maintenance at $38,160, but council was satisfied with their service and promptness in past years. The other two bidders were about 500 and 160 dollars less, respectively.
Council Member Danny Laster voted “no” to the bid for mowing service after a representative of the company angrily walked out of the meeting after Laster showed him photo evidence of what he described as mowing that wasn’t done on time last year.