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File #: 32235    Version: Name: Fiscal Agent for MUFN-C
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/19/2013 In control: BOARD OF ESTIMATES (ended 4/2017)
On agenda: 12/3/2013 Final action: 12/3/2013
Enactment date: 12/5/2013 Enactment #: RES-13-00887
Title: SUBSTITUTE - Authorizing the City of Madison Finance Department to serve as Fiscal Agent for the Metropolitan Unified Fiber Network, Unincorporated Association (MUFN-C), authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to sign a contract with MUFN-C for the same, and authorizing the Finance Director to receive and disburse funds on behalf of MUFN-C as Fiscal Agent, and amending the Finance Department’s 2014 Operating Budget by $20,000 for related expenditures and revenues.
Sponsors: Chris Schmidt
Attachments: 1. By Title Only 32235.pdf
Fiscal Note
The Finance Department's additional costs will be offset by revenues paid by MUFN-C. There is no impact on the levy.
Title
SUBSTITUTE - Authorizing the City of Madison Finance Department to serve as Fiscal Agent for the Metropolitan Unified Fiber Network, Unincorporated Association (MUFN-C), authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to sign a contract with MUFN-C for the same, and authorizing the Finance Director to receive and disburse funds on behalf of MUFN-C as Fiscal Agent, and amending the Finance Department’s 2014 Operating Budget by $20,000 for related expenditures and revenues.
Body
WHEREAS, the City is a member of a public-private consortium known as Metropolitan Unified Fiber Network, Unincorporated Association (MUFN-C, U.A. or “MUFN-C”) whose members include the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin Systems on behalf of UW-Madison Division of Information Technology, the School of Medicine and Public Health, and the University of Wisconsin - Extension/Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey; the City of Middleton, the County of Dane, DaneNet, Madison Area Technical College, Madison Metropolitan School District, Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District, Monona Grove School District, South Central Library System, Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene, University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Association, University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation, Meriter Health Services, Inc., WINMetro, LLC and SupraNet. The City’s membership in MUFN-C was authorized by RES-13-00042 (ID#28545); and

WHEREAS, MUFN-C is a ch. 184 Unincorporated Association; a legal entity separate and distinct from its members. MUFN-C was created as a requirement of a federal broadband technology grant to administer and provide access to a fiber optic communications network created with the federal funds (known as the MUFN network). The City was a sub recipient of this grant. As a condition of the grant the City is obligated to repair and maint...

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