KNOXVILLE — Borough council here agreed to a non-exclusive franchise agreement with Blue Ridge Cable Television at its regular meeting.

Blue Ridge will offer phone, internet and television services in the area of Knoxville serviced by Westfield Cable Company. The agreement will allow Blue Ridge to offer its services to the residents of the community.

Council also discussed the need for upgrades at the borough’s sewer treatment facility. Currently there are no problems with the facility however it is approximately 28 years old. When constructed, the facility had a life expectancy of 20 years, according to Councilman Carl Cox. Council President Tom Baker told the council that he would provide updates in the future for further discussion of the issue.

Council agreed to hire a contractor to put a new roof on the 42-year-old water treatment facility. Marty Miller of Nelson will be paid $2,800 for replacing the 500-square-foot roof.

The borough was due to host the September Tioga County Association of Boroughs meeting. No plans are being made and no rescheduling is planned.

The next meeting of the borough council is set for 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17.

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