Madison Water Utility has $15,000 available for this project in the 2012 Capital Budget.
Authorizing the City to enter into letter(s) of understanding and/or license agreement(s) with Wisconsin Power and Light Company and Madison Gas and Electric Company for placement of communications equipment on utility poles for the Madison Water Utility’s remote water meter reading system and authorizing indemnification as needed (Citywide).
WHEREAS, to implement the Water Utility’s new system for remote water metering system (the AMI System, also known as Project H2O), certain wireless communications equipment must be placed at locations throughout the city so that remote meter data can be transmitted to the Water Utility; and
WHEREAS, 91 wireless repeaters and 10 collectors must be installed at strategic locations around the City; and
WHEREAS, the Water Utility’s contractor, Itron Inc., have identified utility poles owned by Wisconsin Power and Light Company (WPL) and Madison Gas and Electric Company (MGE) for the installation of these wireless repeaters and collectors; and
WHEREAS, WPL requires the City to sign a “Licensing Agreement for Wireless Attachments to Distribution Poles” governing the fees and rules to attach our repeater and/or collector equipment; and
WHEREAS, fees charged by WPL to the city includes $1,500 for application to attach, and a yearly pole rental fee of $25 per pole, plus start-up costs that represent the actual cost to WPL for time, materials, and expenses associated with reviewing the application, engineering and telecom studies that have to be performed to determine if the equipment can be placed on a specific pole; and any work performed to prepare the pole for attachment by the City; which fees will not be known until the individual pole applications are made. Madison Water Utility has available $ 15,000 as part of the budget for this project; and
WHEREAS, WPL’s License Agreem...Click here for full text