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File #: 31777    Version: 1 Name: 10070 Fiber Optic Easement - Board of Regents
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/2/2013 In control: BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
On agenda: 11/19/2013 Final action: 11/19/2013
Enactment date: 11/20/2013 Enactment #: RES-13-00850
Title: Accepting a Permanent Easement for Fiber Optic Facilities from the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System across property located at 451 South Pleasant View Road.
Sponsors: Paul E. Skidmore
Attachments: 1. 10070 Exhibit A.pdf
Fiscal Note
No fiscal or budgetary impact.
Title
Accepting a Permanent Easement for Fiber Optic Facilities from the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System across property located at 451 South Pleasant View Road.
Body
WHEREAS, the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System (the “UW”) was awarded a grant by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration of the United States Department of Commerce (the “Grant”) to create the Metropolitan Unified Fiber Network (“MUFN”) to improve broadband access for anchor institutions, community and public safety facilities and commercial entities; and

WHEREAS, the UW has installed conduit and fiber optic cable (collectively, the “MUFN Assets”) at various locations throughout the City of Madison, as detailed in the Grant; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to a Recipient/Subrecipient Agreement, dated September 1, 2011 and amended on January 8, 2013 between the UW and the City and subsequent acceptance of the MUFN Assets by the City on June 28, 2013 pursuant to that agreement, ownership of the MUFN Assets has been transferred to the City; and

WHEREAS, the UW is the owner of the property located at 451 South Pleasant View Road, Madison (the “UW’s Property”); and

WHEREAS, the MUFN Assets are located primarily within public right-of-way and public utility easements; however, a segment of the MUFN Assets running across the UW’s Property is not located within a designated easement; and

WHEREAS, the UW desires to grant an easement to the City for such segment of the MUFN Assets.

WHEREAS, staff from the Office of Real Estate Services, Information Services and the City Attorney’s Office have reviewed and recommend the acceptance of the easement.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Madison is hereby authorized to accept from the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System (the “UW”), at no cost to the City of Madison, a Permanent Easement for Fiber Optic Facilities (“Easement”)...

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