Schedule B – Rights-of-Way/Franchise Fee Revenue Estimates

City of Baltimore, Maryland
Rights-of-Way Management Study
Executive Summary of Preliminary Revenue Projections
SCHEDULE B – Preliminary AnalysisCITY OF BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
Rights-of-Way/Franchise Fee Revenue Estimates
Sample of Major Rights-of-Way Users

Current Fee Estimate #1
Linear Foot Fee – National Average ($2)
Estimate #2
Fee Equals Property Value Increase (250%)
COMPANY Annual Franchise/
Conduit Fee Basis
Linear Yds/Ft Occupied Annual Franchise Fee Paid Annual Franchise Fee Basis (a) Pole
Fee Equivalent
Linear Feet Occupied (b) Annual Franchise Fee Estimate Dollar Amount of Increase Annual Franchise Fee Basis (c) Pole Fee Equi-valent Linear Feet Occupied Annual Franchise Fee Estimate Dollar Amount of Increase
Baltimore Gas & Electric (electric only)
(1) Pole License Fee/per Pole (9075 poles)
(2) Conduit Franchise Fee/per Linear Foot
Subtotal

$50.00
$0.15

N/A
9,523,355
453,7501,428,503$1,882,253 $2.00$2.00$2.00 $400 1,815,0009,523,35511,338,355 3,639,00019,046,711$22,676,711 3,176,25017,618,207$20,794,457 $0.38$0.38$0.38
$76 1,815,0009,523,35511,338,355 689,7003,618,875$4,308,575 235,9502,190,372$2,426,322
Bell Atlantic Telephone Company
(1)
Pole License Fee/per Pole (1346 poles)
(2) Conduit Franchise Fee/per Linear Yard
Subtotal

$50.00
$0.20

N/A
578,974
67,300115,795$183,095 $2.00$2.00$2.00 $400 269,2001,736,9222,006,122 538,4003,473,844$4,012,244 471,1003,358,049$3,829,149 $0.50$0.50$0.50
$100 269,1991,736,9222,006,121 134,600868,461$1,003,061 67,300752,666$819,966
MCI Metro ATS

Conduit Rental Fee/per Duct Foot
Subtotal
$0.22$0.22 69,40369,403 15,269$15,269
$2.00$2.00
69,40369,403 138,806$138,806 $123,537 $0.55
$0.55
69,40369,403 38,172$38,172 $22,903
AT&T
Conduit Rental Fee/per Duct Foot
Subtotal
$0.22$0.22 16,40816,408 3,610$3,610 $2.00$2.00
16,40816,408 32,816$32,816 $29,206 $0.55
$0.55
16,40816,408 9,024$9,024 $5,415
United Cable Television, Inc.
(1) Franchise Fee – % of Gross Receipts
(2) Conduit Rental Fee/per Duct Foot
Subtotal
5.00%$0.22 N/A75,968 2,600,00082,713$2,682,713 5.00%$2.00 N/A375,968375,968 2,600,000751,936$3,351,936 0.00669,223$669,223 5.00%$0.55
$0.50
N/A375,968375,968 2,600,000206,782$2,806,782 0.00124,069$124,069
Total $4,766,939 $30,212,512 $25,445,573
$8,165,614
$3,398,675

(a) Linear Foot Franchise Fee Based on the National Average of $2/per foot

(b) Amount of City of Baltimore ROW Occupied – Calculated by Multiplying Number of Poles by 200 Feet (estimated length between 2 poles) Estimate Converts Pole Fee to Aerial Linear Foot Fee

(c) Current Conduit Rental Rate Multiplied by 2.5 (used as the multiplier when considering increase in City of Baltimore Property Values Between the years 1930 and 1995 – 250% jincrease or 2.5)

Prepared by: DAVID M. GRIFFITH & ASSOCIATES, LTD.

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