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File #: 28545    Version: Name: Authorizing the City to enter into Articles of Association to form an Unincorporated Association to administer the public-private MUFN-C fiber network, to enter into fiber lease and other agreements with the MUFN-C Unincorporated Association or its member
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/4/2012 In control: BOARD OF ESTIMATES (ended 4/2017)
On agenda: 1/22/2013 Final action: 1/22/2013
Enactment date: 1/23/2013 Enactment #: RES-13-00042
Title: SUBSTITUTE. Authorizing the City to enter into Articles of Association to form an Unincorporated Association to administer the public-private MUFN-C fiber network, to enter into fiber lease and other agreements with the MUFN-C Unincorporated Association or its members, to amend the NTIA MUFN grant subrecipient agreement with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and to enter into an agreement with WiscNet for Fiber Database Management Services.
Sponsors: Chris Schmidt, Scott J. Resnick
Attachments: 1. Version 1
Fiscal Note
It is anticipated that, under the terms of the MUFN-C Association agreement and/or future agreement(s) between the City and MUFN-C, the City will assume maintenance of additional conduit and fiber. The City will receive lease revenues for fiber strands used by Association members. The City Traffic Engineering Department, as the primary City entity responsible for maintenance of City conduit and fiber-optic service, anticipates additional lease revenues on the order of $50,000 annually. (Some portion of these revenues might be offset in the future as TE may require additional staff resources to maintain the general, growing need for conduit and fiber maintenance.)

The purchase of Telvent licenses by the City for use for a fiber and conduit database is anticipated to cost $2,400 annually, the cost of which will be reimbursed to the City by the University of Wisconsin for the first year of the licensing. Thereafter, the cost will be included in the annual operating budget of the City Information Technology Department.

Finally, the City, as a member of the proposed public-private MUFN-C Association, will likely bear some annual expense to support the operations of the Association. While the future operating costs of the Association are currently unknown, the City IT Department anticipates that most costs will be apportioned to other partners, with the City bearing the brunt of the major maintenance responsibilities. Overall, the City share of potential operating costs are anticipated to be relatively modest, but the costs are unknown at this time.

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SUBSTITUTE. Authorizing the City to enter into Articles of Association to form an Unincorporated Association to administer the public-private MUFN-C fiber network, to enter into fiber lease and other agreements with the MUFN-C Unincorporated Association or its members, to amend the NTIA MUFN grant subrecipient agreement with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and to enter into an agreement wit...

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