Southold Town considering 80-foot cell tower

02/13/2013 10:15 AM |

COURTESY PHOTO | The Town of Southold is considering an 80-foot cell tower behind Town Hall.

Southold Town’s cell tower consultant has suggested locating an 80-foot cell tower behind Town Hall.

Planning Director Heather Lanza told the board Tuesday that the town has been informed by its consultants that cell phone carriers rarely own the towers holding their transmitters and the town could benefit from the revenue generated by leasing tower space.

She said the carriers would be responsible for insurance on the poles. Ms. Lanza said at least three carriers would be interested in leasing space on a new monopole.

The project would require planning review and a public hearing to gauge the level of community support.

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