Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 9/19/2023 - 5:30 PM
Type: Action
Subject: 9. Action on a Request for Authorization to Enter into a Master License Agreement with New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC, (AT&T) a Delaware Limited Liability Company for Telecommunication Sites
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 3
Effective and Efficient Operations
Policy: Admin Policy 5.03 - Wireless Communication Facilities
Attachments 1. MLA Final_MPS_ATT
File Attachment:
MLA Final_MPS_ATT.pdf
Background: The Administration is requesting authority to enter into a Master License Agreement with New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC, (AT&T) a Delaware Limited Liability Company, to erect cellular antennas at sites to be determined utilizing a Master License Agreement (MLA). As sites are identified and approved, the Administration will enter into a Site License Agreement (SLA) for the specific site, in accordance with the agreed upon MLA.

The Board has previously approved leases with AT&T at Riverside University High School. As modifications to the existing lease at Riverside University High School are requested by Licensee or as existing leases expire and require renewal, the Administration will enter into an SLA agreement with the Licensee associated with this MLA.

Lease Term will be five years, with the option to extend four (4) additional five-year terms.

The construction of transmitter towers is regulated by the City of Milwaukee Zoning Code, Chapter 295 of the Milwaukee Code of Ordinances. As such, any wireless communications facility provider will be required to obtain approval from the City of Milwaukee for the construction of the proposed tower.
Fiscal Impact Statement: This item does not authorize expenditures. All costs associated with the installation, maintenance, and operation of the antenna will be borne by AT&T.

In addition to the $500.00 Permitted Modification fee and the Other Modifications fee in the amount of $1,500, MPS will receive initial rent for each site, which will increase by three and a half (3.5) percent every year. Typical rents for a site are approximately $30,000 per year and will be negotiated on a site-by-site basis and identified in each SLA. Projected revenue for the first five-year term for each school will be approximately $150,000.00. The revenue will be shared with the school per Administrative Procedure 5.01(3).

Under Administrative Procedure 5.01(3), Rentals and Services (Leases), and Administrative Policy 5.03, Wireless Communication Facilities, “Any revenue generated by the lease fees at school sites that exceed district expenses shall be placed in the local school budget.”
Implementation and Assessment Plan Upon Board approval and receipt of approvals by other appropriate agencies for each license agreement, the Administration will finalize and execute the license agreements.
Recommendation: The Administration recommends that the Board approve the site license agreements described above.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Shannon Agor - Administrative Assistant III
Signed By:
Sean Kane - Senior Director - Facilities & Maintenance Services
Signed By:
Michele Wilborn - Budget Analyst
Signed By:
Katrice Cotton, Ed.D. - Chief School Administration Officer
Signed By:
Keith Posley, Ed.D. - Superintendent