It is the policy of St. Charles County to consider requests from other parties for placement of communications equipment on existing County facilities in accordance with the following provisions:
Such placement will not interfere with the existing or planned use of the facility; and
A requestor will pay the County for all costs the County reasonably incurs to evaluate the request; and
Rent or a license fee will be paid at a current market rate, except that if the proposed placement will be by another governmental entity for a public use or service, then a reduced rate and/or cost sharing arrangement may be considered; and
Such requests shall otherwise conform with all applicable laws; and
The costs the County may reasonably incur to evaluate requests for placement of communications equipment on County facilities include without limitation costs for engineering, valuation, environmental review, and other specialized services. The County may require requestors to deposit funds in an amount sufficient to cover its estimated costs, with any unused portion of the deposit subject to refund at the time the County grants or denies the request in writing, or at the time the requestor withdraws the request, whichever first occurs. The County may also require additional funds to be deposited as it conducts a review of the request if the deposit is expected to be insufficient to defray all costs incurred. The evaluation process must include a certification by the System Manager, as defined in Section 416.020 of the Ordinances of St. Charles County, Missouri, that the proposed placement will not interfere with the County's emergency communications system.
For requests for placement of communications equipment on existing County facilities, the County Executive is authorized to enter into written license agreements that are (1) consistent with the provisions of this Section, and (2) in a form approved by the County Counselor. For such requests, the County Executive or designee shall determine the current market rate for the license fee.