RESOLUTION NO. 911
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE, WASHINGTON AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE A POLE ATTACHMENT AGREEMENT WITH TACOMA PUBLIC UTILITIES
WHEREAS, in February 1997, the City executed an interlocal agreement with Tacoma Public Utilities (TPU) to attach streetlights to poles owned by TPU; and
WHEREAS, this Agreement was for a 20-year term, which has since expired; and
WHEREAS, the City has approximately 500 streetlights still attached to TPU poles. In order to keep these streetlights on the poles, it is necessary to enter into a new Pole Attachment Agreement; and
WHEREAS, the TPU Board has approved a “boilerplate” agreement which runs for ten (10) years, and in which the City is billed at the initial rate of $10.18 per attachment plus related charges; and
WHEREAS, Council has determined that it is in the best interests of the residents of the City of University Place to enter into the proposed Agreement;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE, WASHINGTON, AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. City Manager Authorized to Execute Agreement. The City Council hereby authorizes the City Manager to execute the Pole Attachment Agreement with Tacoma Public Utilities substantially in the form attached to this Resolution.
Section 2. Completion of Transaction. The City Manager or designee is authorized to take and execute any additional measures or documents that may be necessary to complete this transaction and to implement the Pole Attachment Agreement, which are consistent with the executed Pole Attachment Agreement and the terms of this Resolution.
Section 3. Retroactive Ratification of Actions Taken. Any and all actions taken by the City Manager or City staff related to this Pole Attachment Agreement that occurred prior to the authorization provided in this Resolution are hereby ratified and approved.
Section 4. Effective Date. This Resolution shall take effect immediately upon its adoption.
ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL ON FEBRUARY 18, 2020.
Caroline Belleci, Mayor
Emelita J. Genetia, City Clerk
APPROVED AS TO FORM:
Matthew S. Kaser, City Attorney