When you pay for a service, you expect a product.
But for whatever reason, city officials are being very patient with the lack of a product from Michael Carbone and Andre Cobham. The two have been hired to oversee Access 12, something previously done by a group of volunteers.
"We need to make sure things are done correctly. That is our biggest thing," Cobham said during a meeting last month. "We are hired to do something, complete our contract and that's what we'll do. And we'll do it to our best always. ... I know we have three months left, it's not a lot of time, but it's to put in place something for the next three years. To build funding to the students so we have some shining star coming out of there."
Cobham's comments would be a little more credible if there was evidence of "something" being done.
With three months to go, that means the two running Access 12 have been paid $3,000 by the city of Dunkirk. Previously, those who volunteered for the station were not paid.
Under the current terms, the city owes another $3,000 to the pair. Somehow, with a lack of programming and progress, it just seems the city is not getting any bang for its bucks.