In Alaska, if you’re a wireless provider, a tower contractor or are involved in a communication lease sale, we can provide you with:
- A certified professional site plans
- A certified FAA 2C or FAA 1A letters
- Powerline route surveys
- Professional, legal descriptions for lease sites, access easements, and utility easements
Acutek Geomatics has worked on over 200 wireless communication sites all over the State of Alaska.
We also offer the following telecommunication tower surveying services:
Certified Professional Site Plan
Professional Site Plan drawings usually show the following items. We show all easements on record that are listed as exclusions on the title report furnished by the tower developer. We stake the lease area with re-bar and surveyors self identifying cap. The drawings will show all proposed improvements not limited too the tower, a communication hut, equipment racks and security fencing. We list the latitude and longitude of the proposed tower location along with a ground elevation of the base referenced to Datum NGVD ’88. We also show any other structures on the property that might impact the lease. The closest available power and telephone is also shown. Knowing leases need access to these, we show feasible access from the public streets.
Certified FAA 2C or FAA 1A letters
The Federal Aviation Administration wants to know the type of tower, where the tower is and what elevation is the top of the tower. We provide that information, certified by a professional land surveyor on Acutek letterhead. The accuracy required will dictate whether you need a 2C or 1A letter. (Sometimes 1A letters are required when leases are sold between tower owners and or wireless providers.)
Conditional Use Permit
Many Alaskan communities require a Condition Use Permit (CUP) to erect a tower, we can assist you in obtaining this. In the past, we have set up community meetings with surrounding property owners and other persons of interest. We can develop all required drawings, completed forms, written reports and even represent our clients at Planning Commission meetings. Our relationship with local governing agencies is one of mutual respect, we know how to contact, and how to help expedite your project with accuracy, efficiency and confidence.
Sometimes proposed lease locations look good on paper until they are physically staked on the ground. However, underground and overhead utilities will generally impact the lease. Property owners have the opportunity - once shown where the lease might be - to decide it is not a workable location. We strive to take note of all potential problems that a lease may have and convey them to your tower developer. This invaluable step has saved many past clients money – hundreds of thousands of dollars in some cases. Obtaining a Title Report from a Title Agency will ensure accuracy on locating any and all easements that are recorded and that will impact the lease area.
Powerline Route Surveys
Communication sites require electricity. Most times, the nearest power pole is 50 feet away but some times it is 1,000 feet. For thirty years, Acutek Geomatics has had a very close tie to the powerline construction in Alaska. We can provide the utility company all necessary control for the route so that their teams can stake the poles (or, we can also do this).
Lease agreements should include a legal description written and sealed by a Professional Land Surveyor with a current and valid license. We have written thousands of legal descriptions and many have involved wireless communication leases. We are always prepared to write a concise, accurate legal description to comprehensively describe one unique parcel.