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Res 20-37 Accepting a proposal from the Atlantic Group for Wireless and Wired-based facilitiesTOWN OF WESTLAKE, RESOLUTION NO. 20-37 A RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF WESTLAKE, TEXAS, ACCEPTING A PROPOSAL FROM THE ATLANTIC GROUP FOR TOWN ORDINANCE REVIEW, UPDATE AND LEASE NEGOTIATIONS FOR WIRELESS AND WIRE BASED FACILITIES, AND AUTHORIZING THE TOWN MANAGER TO EXECUTE THE PROPOSAL. WHEREAS, the Town of Westlake owns and operates a telecommunication duct bank system that is available to telecommunication providers as a means to manage the Town's right- of-way in a more effective manner than traditional management by municipalities; and WHEREAS, complaints from residents have increased regarding the poor cell phone coverage in Westlake; and WHEREAS, traditional cellular antennae have been installed on the high -voltage power transmission towers along the north side of SH 114, however Westlake's topography and buildings in the Town block the line of sight required for cell reception; and WHEREAS, the Town Council desires to evaluate current Ordinances, development policies and procedures, and duct bank leasing to establish a comprehensive approach to the wire and wireless based telecommunication needs of the community; and WHEREAS, the Town Council finds it necessary to retain the services of a telecommunications industry consultant, The Atlantic Group, to assist with this effort; and WHEREAS, the Town Council finds that the passage of this Resolution is in the best interest of the citizens of Westlake. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF WESTLAKE, TEXAS: SECTION 1: That, all matters stated in the Recitals hereinabove are found to be true and correct and are incorporated herein by reference as if copied in their entirety SECTION 2: The Town Council of the Town of Westlake hereby accepts the proposal from The Atlantic Group, attached as "Exhibit A" related to Town ordinance review, update and lease negotiations for wireless and wire based facilities, and further authorizes the Town Manager to execute the proposal on behalf of the Town of Westlake, Texas. Resolution 20-37 Page 1 of 2 SECTION 3: If any portion of this Resolution shall, for any reason, be declared invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity shall not affect the remaining provisions hereof and the Council hereby determines that it would have adopted this Resolution without the invalid provision. SECTION 4: That this Resolution shall become effective from and after its date of passage. PASSED AND APPROVED ON THIS 30T11 DAY OF NOVEMBER 2020. ATTEST: Tod Wood, Town Secretary APPROVED AS TO FORM: i * k �� L. Stanton Lowry, Town Attorney Laura L. Wheat, Mayor Aiv" z2e Ao�i — Amanda DeGan, Town Manager TAX Pam' Resolution 20-37 Page 2 of 2