Toccoa City Commission Meeting Today

The Toccoa City Commission will meet for its first monthly meeting in October later today.

Toccoa City Commissioners will meet at 5 p.m. today for that regular meeting.

This will be the first meeting since Billy Morse returned to the Toccoa City Manager’s post on October 1.

Items on the agenda include consideration of a lease agreement with Gunby Communications.

At its last meeting, city commissioners agreed in principle to terms with Gunby Communications on an agreement to allow the company to lease space on the city’s Meadowbrook Water Tank in order to build out its wireless Internet network.

Gunby Communications General Manager John Smith said Gunby’s goal is to provide more service to its existing wireless Internet customers and add more customers where possible.

The terms agreed to included a 10-year agreement at $600 per month, with the fee jumping to $700 per month after the first 10 years if the contract is renewed.

The two sides also agreed that the contract would be non-exclusive, meaning that the city could lease space on the tower to other companies if it so chose.

Prior to the commission’s 5 p.m. meeting, the commission is scheduled to hold a work session at 4 p.m.

The work session will also take place at Toccoa City Hall.

Both the work session and the regular meeting are open to the public.