Feb 062014

Area of proposes Cell Tower

Area of proposes Cell Tower

At Tuesday night’s Plan and Zoning Commission meeting the subject of a proposed Wireless Telecommunications Facility at 831 Derby Milford Road was reviewed and discussed.

Now, before you get all up in arms about not wanting an ugly tower clogging up the landscape there are a few things you should know.

1.) Zoning Enforcement Officer Paul Dinice put the item on the agenda only as an FYI for the commission.

2) The 100-foot monopole tower is exempt from town regulations according to state statute — the Citing Council already has given it a nod.

According to the discussion as commissioners viewed the map, the tower would be in the vicinity of the Jewish Cemetery on Derby-Milford Road behind the Bespuda Farm.

Commission Chairman Walter “Beau” Clark said the area is a problematic dead zone for cell phone users.

Even though the commission cannot make any decision as to whether or not the tower goes up, they do have a right to air concerns and send questions and suggestions to the Citing Council within a specific block of time. — Clark said monopole towers can be disguised as trees (one suggestion).

Clark said that he would appreciate it if the cellular company would come forward and make some kind of presentation to the commission so they could fully understand what it plans to do.

Dinice said he would try to make arrangements.


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