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File #: 2019-099   
Title: Proposed Verizon Master License Agreement for Use of City Owned Poles
Attachments: 1. Att 1 - Verizon Master License Agreement
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TO: Sustainability & Infrastructure Commission

FROM: Brad B. Underwood, Public Works Director

PREPARED BY: Public Works Department

MEETING DATE: Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Proposed Verizon Master License Agreement for Use of City Owned Poles

It is recommended that the Sustainability & Infrastructure (S&I) Commission review the proposed Master License Agreement with Verizon, Inc., provide comments to staff, and make a recommendation to the City Council.

The City owns over 5,000 streetlights throughout the City. The City has received numerous applications for the installation of wireless small cell facilities on non-City owned utility poles (i.e. utility poles). By providing additional installation locations, allowing small cell infrastructure on City streetlights will provide for less visually obtrusive installation when compared to utility poles. The master license agreement allows for installation of wireless small cell facilities on City-owned poles. This would greatly reduce the need for wireless companies to install their own poles, and not unnecessarily add poles throughout the City.

Prior to the adoption of the City's Wireless Telecommunications Ordinance, Modus, Inc. on behalf of Verizon Inc. (Modus/Verizon) submitted 27 encroachment permit applications for installation of wireless small cell facilities on utility poles throughout the City. Of the 27 encroachment permit applications, 14 applications were conditionally approved and 13 applications were denied. Modus/Verizon will be appealing the denied applications. The locations of some of the proposed locations in the denied applications were visually obtrusive to nearby residents. Some of the approved locations, although not directly visually obtrusive, were visually unappealing to the neighboring residents.

In order for Modus/Verizon to be able to use the City's streetlight poles, they must enter into a License ...

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