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File #: 19-0779    Version: 1
Type: public hearing Status: Passed
File created: 8/27/2019 In control: City Council
Agenda date: 9/10/2019 Final action: 9/10/2019
Title: Public Hearing on Astound Broadband, LLC's Application for a Master Use Permit
Attachments: 1. Network Map, 2. OMC Section 11.06.pdf
Related files: 19-1142
Title
Public Hearing on Astound Broadband, LLC's Application for a Master Use Permit

Recommended Action
Committee Recommendation:
Not referred to a committee.

City Manager Recommendation:
Hold a public hearing on Astound Broadband, LLC's application for a Master Use Permit. After close of testimony, if there are no concerns, move to approve the application for a Master Use Permit and direct staff to prepare a Master Use Permit Ordinance.

Report
Issue:
Whether to hold a public hearing on Astound Broadband, LLC's application for a Master Use Permit, and direct staff to prepare a Master Use Permit Ordinance.

Staff Contact:
Fran Eide, P.E, City Engineer, Public Works Engineering, 360.753.8422

Presenter(s):
Fran Eide, P.E, City Engineer, Public Works Engineering, 360.753.8422

Background and Analysis:
A Master User Permit, as defined in the Olympia Municipal Code (OMC), is an agreement whereby the City may grant general permission to a service provider to enter, use, and occupy the right-of-way for the purpose of locating facilities.

Astound Broadband, LLC has made a request to install fiber optic lines throughout the Olympia area (see attached map) to provide telecommunications, internet access, and private line services to potential customers, such as schools, government agencies, and health care facilities, as well as support services to existing cell phone towers. These lines would be in addition to the lines Astound Broadband, LLC currently has in the City's right-of-way, installed under a previous Master Use Permit.

Pursuant to OMC Title 11, the City Council is required to conduct a public hearing and make a decision based upon Standards "A" through "I" as set forth in OMC 11.06.030 (attached).

The applicant has acquired all required licenses and approvals to place the new lines on existing Puget Sound Energy power poles.

Staff evaluated the routes proposed by the applicant and found there is sufficient capacity to accommodate the new lines,...

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