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File #: 15-169    Version: 1 Name: Verizon License 7977 N 44th Dr
Type: Consent Resolutions Status: Passed
File created: 2/24/2015 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/24/2015 Final action: 3/24/2015
Title: AUTHORIZATION OF LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH VERIZON WIRELESS (VAW), LLC FOR THE INSTALLATION OF A DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEM (SMALL CELL) ON A CITY STREETLIGHT WITHIN PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY AT 7977 NORTH 44TH DRIVE Staff Contact: Jack Friedline, Director, Public Works
Attachments: 1. Resolution 4926, 2. Attachment-Standardized Fees for Distributed Antenna System, 3. Verizon License Agreement 7977 N 44th Dr
Title
AUTHORIZATION OF LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH VERIZON WIRELESS (VAW), LLC FOR THE INSTALLATION OF A DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEM (SMALL CELL) ON A CITY STREETLIGHT WITHIN PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY AT 7977 NORTH 44TH DRIVE
Staff Contact: Jack Friedline, Director, Public Works
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Purpose and Recommended Action
Recommendation

This is a request for the City Council to waive reading beyond the title and adopt a resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a license agreement between the City of Glendale and Verizon Wireless (VAW), L.L.C., dba Verizon Wireless, for the installation of a distributed antenna system (small cell) on a city-owned streetlight poles within public right-of-way located at 7977 North 44th Avenue.
Background

Verizon Wireless contacted the city to request permission to expand its existing network facilities in Glendale. This license will allow Verizon Wireless to install a small cell antenna on an existing city streetlight within Glendale right-of-way. The existing streetlight pole at this site is a direct bury pole, and it will be necessary for Verizon to install a new pole with a concrete base to support the additional equipment. This will result in structurally enhancing the city's existing infrastructure. Verizon Wireless's infrastructure investment in the West Valley allows them to meet their current and future clients' connection needs and the growing demand for cellular service.

Staff has developed guidelines to standardize the fees charged for distributed antenna system (small cell) license agreements moving forward as shown in the attached document. These guidelines will be followed in negotiating new licenses and renewing licenses as they expire. The fees are consistent for each site and are based upon industry standard, geographical location and comparable rates being charged to competitive wireless carriers by other local municipalities such as Phoenix, Tempe and Scottsdale. Each site will have an antenna base f...

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