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File #: 20-0648    Name:
Type: Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 2/27/2020 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 6/9/2020 Final action:
Title: Consideration of a License Agreement with Verizon Wireless to Install an In- Building Radio Distribution System in City Hall and Market Square Garage Both Located at 301 King Street.
Attachments: 1. 20-0648_License Agreement Verizon Wireless and City of Alexandria
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM



DATE: JUNE 3, 2020

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

FROM: MARK B. JINKS, CITY MANAGER /s/

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Consideration of a License Agreement with Verizon Wireless to Install an In- Building Radio Distribution System in City Hall and Market Square Garage Both Located at 301 King Street.
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ISSUE: Consideration of a License Agreement with Verizon Wireless for the installation and maintenance of an In-Building Radio Distribution System at City Hall and Market Square Garage both located at 301 King Street.

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council: (1) schedule this proposed lease (attached) for public hearing on Saturday, June 20, 2020, and (2) after the public hearing, authorize the City Manager to enter into a license agreement between the City of Alexandria and Verizon Wireless to install an In-Building Radio Distribution System at City Hall and Market Square Garage in substantial compliance with the attached lease.

BACKGROUND: Verizon Wireless currently leases space from the City on the rooftops of 4480 King Street, 520 King Street, and 105 N. Union Street for cellular antennas and equipment and provides much of the City's cellular phone equipment and service. The City approached Verizon regarding interest in the installation of an In-Building Radio Distribution System as a part of a new security initiative to provide improved cellular phone coverage throughout City Hall and all levels of the Market Square Garage. The new system is similar in appearance and functionality to the existing in-building wi-fi system used inside City Hall. Unlike the higher-powered cellular antennas located outside on rooftops which are meant to cover much larger areas, the in-building system is a low powered unit like in-building systems used in municipal and federal buildings throughout the country.

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