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File #: 26416    Version: 1 Name: Madison Water Utility WPL MGE Pole Attachment Resolution
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/15/2012 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: 6/12/2012 Final action: 6/19/2012
Enactment date: 6/20/2012 Enactment #: RES-12-00480
Title: 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).
Sponsors: Lauren Cnare, Sue Ellingson
Attachments: 1. Registration Statements- 5-22-2012 Water Utility Board Meeting.pdf, 2. Registration Forms - Common Council Meeting 6-19-2012.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsWatch
6/19/20121 COMMON COUNCIL AdoptPass Action details Not available
6/12/20121 COMMON COUNCIL Re-referPass Action details Not available
5/22/20121 WATER UTILITY BOARD RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICERPass Action details Not available
5/21/20121 BOARD OF ESTIMATES Return to Lead with the Recommendation for ApprovalPass Action details Watch Watch
5/15/20121 WATER UTILITY BOARD Refer  Action details Not available
5/15/20121 COMMON COUNCIL ReferPass Action details Not available
5/15/20121 Water Utility Referred for Introduction  Action details Not available
Fiscal Note
Madison Water Utility has $15,000 available for this project in the 2012 Capital Budget.
Account: EW01-58599-810664

Title
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).

Body
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...

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