Agenda Item # 2

Columbus Consolidated Government

Council Meeting

08/13/2013

Agenda Report # 12


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: T-Mobile - CCG Rooftop Lease Agreement

INITIATED BY: Engineering


Recommendation: Approval is requested to execute a new Lease Agreement for antennae and building space on the Government Center building with T-Mobile South LLC.

Background: There has been a Rooftop Lease Agreement on the Government Center building with a cellular wireless communications facility since June 4, 1997. The wireless communications facility is located on the 11th floor (catwalk area) housing antennae positions and communication cabinets. This Lease Agreement was originally with Powertel/Atlanta, Inc. who was later purchased by T-Mobile South LLC.

Analysis: The Traffic Engineering Manager has spent over thirteen months negotiating with several different leasing contractors finally reaching a Lease Agreement. This Lease Agreement creates an entirely new Lease Agreement since the previous agreement expired all of the available Term renewals. This Lease Agreement begins with one Term of five (5) years with the option to renew four additional Terms each with Council’s approval.

Financial Considerations: The Rent begins at $15,208.75 annually with a 15% increase for each Term renewal. Hence, this is a revenue stream for Columbus.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: As noted above, the lease increases revenues with each Term renewal.

Legal Considerations: This agreement requires Council approval.

Recommendations/ Actions: Approve this Lease Agreement with T-Mobile South LLC.



T-Mobile CCG Rooftop Lease-Final Revision Aug 6, 2013.docx9AT0712A proposed Modernization Exhibit A-011713.pdf

A RESOLUTION

NO. _____


A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING TO EXECUTE A NEW LEASE AGREEMENT WITH T-MOBILE SOUTH LLC., SUCCESSOR-IN-INTEREST TO POWERTEL/ATLANTA, INC., FOR ANTENNAE AND BUILDING SPACE ON THE COLUMBUS GOVERNMENT BUILDING LOCATED AT 100 - 10TH STREET IN COLUMBUS, GEORGIA TO INSTALL, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN A TELECOMMUNICATIONS FACILITY.

WHEREAS, T-Mobile South LLC, successor-in-interest to Powertel/Atlanta, Inc., who previously had a multi-year lease that expired June 3, 2012; and,

WHEREAS, the Traffic Engineering Division has worked with T-Mobile South LLC to create a new multi-year lease having a Term of five (5) year with options to renew for an additional four Terms with fixed 15% rent increases for each Term; and,

WHEREAS, T-Mobile and the City have reached agreement for the language of the new lease agreement that is beneficial to both parties with the annual rent being $15,208.75; and,

WHEREAS, the Traffic Engineering Division, Community Reinvestment Department and City Attorney reviewed the final agreement recommending approval.

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

THAT THE CITY MANAGER IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO EXECUTE A NEW LEASE AGREEMENT WITH T-MOBILE SOUTH LLC SUCCESSOR-IN-INTEREST TO POWERTEL/ATLANTA, INC., FOR ANTENNAE AND BUILDING SPACE ON THE COLUMBUS GOVERNMENT BUILDING LOCATED AT 100 - 10TH STREET IN COLUMBUS, GEORGIA FOR THE PURPOSE OF INSTALLING, OPERATING AND MAINTAINING A TELECOMMUNICATIONS FACILITY.


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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _________ day of _____________, 2013 and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of _____________ members of said Council.


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

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