Consideration and Authorization to Extend Tower Height and to Allocate CARES Act Funding
In July 2019, the Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) issued a letter of commitment to allow Visionary Broadband usage of county-owned property at 1122 Highway 84 for the purposes of constructing and powering an approximately 60-foot tower to provide and expand access to high quality fixed wireless internet. Visionary has requested authorization to amend the height of the tower from 60-feet to 100-feet to gain extra viewshed for internet, and more importantly, to put in a more robust and substantial tower capable of supporting cellular services at the location. In addition, it will both assist with distance learning for students in the upper 84 and Mill Creek areas, but also provide critically needed cellular coverage to the County Fairgrounds (emergency operations center for the county), and likely support FirstNet capability for the entire upper 84 region. Upon approval of the lease, the BoCC is also requested to allocate $55,000 from CARES Act Funding to cover the increased cost of the larger tower.
- Scott Wall
- Presentor's Title
- County Administrator