Agenda Item # 4

Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

February 9, 2016

Agenda Report # 77


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: 8889 River Road Cell Tower Lease Renewal

INITIATED BY: Department of Community Reinvestment


Recommendation: Approval is requested to execute a five (5) year property lease renewal with T-Mobile USA for the purpose of leasing space at 8889 River Road to operate and maintain an existing telecommunications tower.

Background: T-Mobile USA is currently leasing space at 8889 River Road for a cell phone tower. The original lease was approved by Council on August 3, 1999 per Resolution No. 377-99. This will be the 3rd renewal term for this contract. The lease expires on March 31, 2016 and T-Mobile USA is requesting to extend the term of the lease for an additional five (5) year period from April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2021.

Analysis: The request is for a renewal of a lease agreement. The cell tower already exists at the site and was previously reviewed and approved by all parties. The lease renewal amount will be increased to $32,850.90 per year which is received in quarterly payments. There is an option to extend the term of this Agreement, with Council approval, for one (1) additional consecutive five (5) year period.

Financial Considerations: The City will receive $32,850.90 per year in quarterly payments for this five (5) year term.

Legal Considerations: Any lease agreement involving the City requires Council approval.

Recommendations/ Actions: Approve a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a five (5) year property lease renewal with T-Mobile USA for the purpose of leasing space at 8889 River Road to operate and maintain an existing telecommunications tower.
A RESOLUTION
NO. ________

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE A FIVE (5) YEAR PROPERTY LEASE RENEWAL WITH T-MOBILE USA FOR THE PURPOSE OF LEASING SPACE AT 8889 RIVER ROAD TO OPERATE AND MAINTAIN AN EXISTING TELECOMMUNICATIONS TOWER.

WHEREAS, T-Mobile USA desires to renew a lease agreement for space at 8889 River Road; and,

WHEREAS, the purpose of the lease renewal is to operate and maintain an existing telecommunications tower that provides cellular telephone service to the area; and,
WHEREAS, the lease renewal period will be for a period of five (5) years, with option to renew the lease for an additional five (5) years with Council approval; and,

WHEREAS, the lease renewal will provide the City $32,850.90 in rent per year for this five (5) year term, with provision for 15% increase of rent for any future terms; and,

WHEREAS, the executed lease agreement will become part of this resolution by reference and will be filed with the Clerk of Council.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:

That the City Manager is hereby authorized to execute a five (5) year property lease renewal with T-Mobile USA for the purpose of leasing space at 8889 River Road to operate and maintain an existing telecommunications tower.
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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _________ day of _____________, 2016 and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of ____________ members of said Council.


Councilor Allen voting __________.
Councilor Baker voting __________.
Councilor Barnes voting __________.
Councilor Buck voting __________.
Councilor Davis voting __________.
Councilor Henderson voting __________.
Councilor Huff voting __________.
Councilor Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.


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Tiny B. Washington, Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor