Agenda Item # 1

Columbus Consolidated Government

Council Meeting

09/22/2015

Agenda Report # 30


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Site License Agreement

INITIATED BY: Donna Newman, Department of Engineering


Recommendation: Authorize the City Manager to enter into a facility license agreement with Trimble Navigation Limited (Trimble) for installation and operation of a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) for a five year period.

Background: The City was approached by Trimble to install and operate a GNSS at the City's Annex facility in exchange for two Virtual Reference Station (VRS) licenses for exchange for use of the facility and access to internet service and power. The contract will be for one year with automatic renewal for four successive years.

Analysis: Implementation of this system will improve the accuracy of the GPS data that is currently being collected and used by the City for inclusion into the GIS system. It will also be available to other outside entities for use in the area.

Financial Considerations: The City will be responsible for internet service and power supply( approximately average of 60 watts). The estimated value of this type license is $1650 per year per license.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: This will have minimum impact to the annual operating budget.

Legal Considerations: All License Agreements require Council approval.

Recommendations/ Actions: Authorize the City Manager to enter into a facility license agreement with Trimble Navigation Limited (Trimble) for installation and operation of a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) for a five year period.




Standard_GNSS_Agreement_Subscription_Columbus.pdfTrimble Reference Station Installation Document.pdf

A RESOLUTION

NO. _____


A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ENTER INTO A FACILITY SITE LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH TRIMBLE NAVIGATION LIMITED FOR INSTALLATION AND OPERATION OF A GLOBAL NAVIGATION SATELLITE SYSTEM FOR A FIVE YEAR PERIOD.

WHEREAS, the City of Columbus is currently utilizing GPS units for data collection of information for inclusion into the Geographical Information System (GIS); and,

WHEREAS, installation and utilization of the GNSS will improve the accuracy of the data that is being collected.

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

That the City Manager is hereby authorized to execute the Facility Site License Agreement with Trimble Navigation Limited for installation and operation of a Global Navigation Satellite System for a five year period.


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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _________ day of _____________ 2015, 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