Orange City, Iowa — Turnout was light but Orange City voters have approved a proposal to dispose of the municipally-owned communications and cable TV system.
By a margin of 176 “yes” to 45 “no”, voters did approve the measure to sell the system. A fifty percent majority was required to pass. The measure got 79.64 percent “yes” votes. In all, 221 ballots were cast.
The city of Orange City will now 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.