County OKs deal to keep AT&T equipment on tank
The Washington County Commissioners voted Tuesday to approve a lease agreement allowing AT&T Mobile to keep its existing equipment on the Sharpsburg water tank.
Earlier this year, AT&T acquired Dobson Cellular, which has had equipment on the tank for 10 years, Real Property Administrator Joe Kuhna said. The previous arrangement with Dobson expired and AT&T wants to keep its equipment on the tank, Kuhna said.
The county currently receives $1,776 per month in rent, but the new lease agreement raises the rent to $1,995, with a 3 percent increase each year, Kuhna said.
The commissioners voted for the agreement 4-0, with Commissioners Vice President Terry Baker absent.
County considers district preservation agreements
County officials must decide whether to continue on a county level an agricultural preservation district program discontinued by the state, land preservation officials said Tuesday.