Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Chester W. Stribling, Lee District Supervisor

December 13, 2007

Staff Lead:


Anthony I. Hooper, Deputy County Administrator

County Administration


A Resolution to Authorize the County Administrator to Execute a Lease with the Vint Hill Economic Development Authority for Space on the Vint Hill Tower for Public Safety and County Communications


Topic Description:

The Board of Supervisors previously authorized the addition of an antenna site for the public safety radio system in order to improve communication coverage in the New Baltimore area.  The County has purchased radio equipment from Motorola and is now soliciting bids for the equipment shelter and related equipment.  Previous studies conducted by the County’s engineering consultant have determined that the existing Vint Hill communications tower is well situated to greatly improve public safety communications in this area.

The proposed lease is for a five-year term with options to renew for additional five-year terms.  The County will be responsible for improvements to the tower and tower site to accommodate the equipment required.  The lease has provisions that if the Vint Hill Economic Development Authority seeks to relocate the tower and if the relocation is approved, the County would be responsible for the costs associated with moving its equipment to the new site.  If a new proposed lease location is denied, the County would be provided land for a new site that would have similar functional attributes and then the County would construct and own the new tower. 


Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Consider adoption of the attached resolution.

Financial Impacts Analysis:

Costs associated with the lease have been budgeted under the project to improve public safety radio communications.


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

Department of General Services
Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office
Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services
Warrenton-Fauquier Joint Communications
Department of Information Technology


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