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File #: 21-2887   
Type: Miscellaneous Item
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 4/29/2021
Posting Language: Ordinance approving the extension to the Pearsall Road Tower lease agreement with Crown Castle Towers in support of the Enhanced Digital Access Communication System used by the City of San Antonio’s Police and Fire Departments, Bexar County and surrounding participating agencies. The overall operational increase is $48,331.35 from January 1, 2021 to March 31, 2023, for an overall cost of $76,950.00. Funding for FY 2021 in the amount of $25,650.00 is available in the FY 2021 Information Technology Services Fund Budget and funding for future years is subject to City Council approval of the annual budget. [Ben Gorzell, Chief Financial Officer; Craig Hopkins, Chief Information Officer, Information Technology Services]
Attachments: 1. Agreement, 2. Draft Ordinance, 3. Ordinance 2021-04-29-0287
DEPARTMENT: Information Technology Services Department

DEPARTMENT HEAD: Craig Hopkins

COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: City Wide

SUBJECT:

San Antonio Public Safety Radio System - Pearsall Road Tower lease agreement

SUMMARY:

This ordinance authorizes the extension to the Pearsall Road Tower lease agreement with Crown Castle Towers 06-2 LLC, a Delaware limited liability company in support of the Enhanced Digital Access Communication System (EDACS) used by the City of San Antonio's Police and Fire Departments, Bexar County and surrounding participating agencies. The increase cost for this extension will be shared by the City (80%) and the County (20%) based on the 2001 Interlocal Agreement. The overall operational increase is $48,331.35 from January 1, 2021 to March 31, 2023, for an overall cost of $76,950. Funding for FY 2021 in the amount of $25,650 is available in the FY 2021 Information Technology Services Fund Budget and funding for future years is subject to City Council approval of the annual budget.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

On December 10, 2002, the City entered into an agreement with CPS Communications Facility ("CPS") to lease space on a monopole facility at Pearsall Rd.
On May 19, 2008, the City updated the agreement with CPS to replace equipment and location on the monopole at Pearsall Rd.
On June 18, 2015, City Council Ordinance 2015-06-18-0581 approved the assignment of tower license agreements with CPS Energy to Crown Castle. This assignment included Pearsall Rd. The ordinance acknowledged the following:
1. CPS Energy assigned all of rights, title, and interest in the "Fratt", "Grey Forest", "Hill Country" and "Pearsall Rd" tower license agreements with the City to Crown Castle.
2. Crown Castle accepts all right, title, and interest in the Tower Licenses with the City and agrees to assume, satisfy, perform, and discharge its obligations in accordance with the terms of the Tower Licenses.
3. All approval of the assi...

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