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File #: 15-20264    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Business Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/25/2023 In control: City Council Business Meeting
On agenda: 5/22/2023 Final action:
Title: Telecommunication License Agreement


Telecommunication License Agreement




A.                     Authorize the City Manager to execute a telecommunication license agreement with Crown Castle South LLC to license two shelter pads totaling approximately 215 square feet and to mount wireless equipment on a tower owned by Crown Castle South LLC for a term of 10 years,


B.                     Authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute all documents necessary to complete the transaction, and


C.                     Authorize the City Manager to renew the agreement for up to four, 60-month terms and to approve such other amendments as are consistent with the original intent of the agreement.



Staff Resource(s):

Reenie Askew, City Manager’s Office

Markell Storay, Innovation & Technology

Phil Reiger, General Services

Gregory Crawford, General Services


§                     Innovation & Technology needs a telecommunication tower to process and direct residents’ emergency calls from 911 service centers to CMPD, Medic, Fire, and other first responders.  

§                     Crown Castle LLC owns and operates a communications tower that will meet the City’s requirements.

§                     The license agreement will enable first responders to serve residents in a timely matter during emergencies.

§                     The license terms are as follows:

-                     Premises: Approximately 50 square feet for pad #1, 165 square feet for pad #2, and space on the tower for seven wireless antennas.

-                     Renewal Term: 10 years, with four options to extend the license term for an additional 60 months each; and

-                     Base License Fee: $4,535 per month ($54,420 per year) for the first year, escalating at a rate of three percent annually for each year thereafter beginning June 1, 2024. This rate is consistent with market rates.

-                     Innovation & Technology will also be responsible for paying a share of the utilities’ costs at a pro-rated amount.


Fiscal Note

Funding: Public Safety Communications Fund