Verizon – Cell tower allow accredited – Kenbridge Victoria Dispatch
The Lunenburg Board of Supervisors accredited a conditional use allow (CUP) Software for a Verizon Wi-fi Cell Tower throughout its Thursday, Nov. 12 assembly, shifting the county additional in its quest for higher communication.
The Thursday assembly included a public listening to on the CUP during which Jeff Holland with Verizon
addressed the board, telling supervisors Verizon was not conscious of any neighborhood opposition to the venture.
“In fact, we have received a lot of community support for this tower,” Holland mentioned. “With a lot of people now working from home and schools learning virtually now, it’s a high demand more than ever.”
In keeping with the applying, Verizon proposes establishing and working a 299-foot wi-fi communication facility in an A-1 agricultural zone close to Plank Street and Wallace Bridge Street.
Holland mentioned Verizon carried out a number of balloon exams within the space the place the tower can be positioned.
“We did not see the balloon anywhere,” Holland mentioned. “Which means the tower will not be visible.”
In keeping with Clerk Glenn Millican of the Lunenburg Workplace of Planning and Financial Improvement, the tower can be constructed a number of hundred ft from property traces and set again from Plank Street roughly 130 ft.
Millican mentioned the planning fee beforehand accredited Verizon’s request by a unanimous vote.
Throughout the public listening to, no residents spoke, nonetheless, supervisor Wayne Hoover requested Holland if there can be house on the tower for public security gear.
“Does your company allow that at no cost?” Hoover famous that a number of different firms have allowed counties to put E911 gear on its towers without charge to the county.
“I can’t answer that,” Holland advised Hoover. That’s not a situation of the applying, however we will have a dialogue on that, however usually it’s not an issue to have house on the tower.”
Lunenburg County is presently within the strategy of present process a multimillion-dollar revamp of its E911 and county communications programs.
In keeping with Holland it could possibly be shut to 2 years earlier than the cell tower is operational.