PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA REQUEST

Sponsor:

Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Raymond E. Graham, Cedar Run District Supervisor

November 12, 2009

Staff Lead:

Department: 

Paul S. McCulla, County Administrator

County Administration

Topic: 

 

A Resolution Authorizing the County Administrator to Execute Leases with Blaze Broadband, LLC, for Space on the Ensor Shop Road and Blue Mountain Telecommunications Towers and Within the Countyís Equipment Buildings Located at the Tower Sites

 

Topic Description:

The County is the owner of a parcel of land ("Land") and improvements thereon commonly known as the Ensorís Shop Telecommunications Tower ("Telecommunications Tower") and Equipment Building located at 3551 Ensorís Shop Road in Fauquier County, Virginia, and more particularly described as tax map parcel 7827-36-9317 (the Land, improvements and Telecommunications Tower are sometimes hereinafter collectively referred to as the "Premises").  The County is also the Lessee of a parcel of land ("Land") and owner of the improvements thereon commonly known as the Blue Mountain Telecommunications Tower ("Telecommunications Tower") and Equipment Building located within the G.R. Thompson Wildlife Management Area in Fauquier County, Virginia, and more particularly described in the lease between the County and the Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Game and Inland Fisheries recorded at Deed Book 1085, Page 1809, which lease is incorporated herein as if fully set forth (the Land, improvements and Telecommunications Tower are sometimes hereinafter collectively referred to as the "Premises").   

Blaze Broadband, LLC, has requested that the County lease a portion of the aforesaid telecommunications towers and equipment buildings necessary to install and operate and provide broadband and ancillary services to the citizens of the County. 

The proposed leases are on a five-year term with three (3) five-year renewal periods.  The lease rents are started a $100 per month for the first year, $500 for the second year, $750 for the third year, $1,000 for the fourth year and $1,200 for the fifth year.  For every year thereafter during any renewal period the lease increases 4% per year.   Lease figures are based upon review of other jurisdictions leasing space to private broadband providers on public towers.

 

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Conduct a public hearing and consider adoption of the attached resolution.

Financial Impacts Analysis:

The total fiscal impact of the two leases are as follows:

         Year 1:   $2,400 to the County;

         Year 2:  $12,000 to the County;

         Year 3:  $18,000 to the County;

         Year 4:  $24,000 to the County;

         Year 5:  $28,800 to the County:

         Year 6 and beyond:  an additional 4%

 

Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:

 

Blaze Broadband, LLC

Attachments:

1.                  Ensor Shop Lease

2.                  Blue Mountain Sublease

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