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Cell Tower Proposal Up for Comment Tuesday Night

An example of a camouflaged cell tower. No formal proposal has been filed yet for the tower in Shelton.
An example of a camouflaged cell tower. No formal proposal has been filed yet for the tower in Shelton.

A public hearing for a cell tower proposal yet to be filed will be held Tuesday at 6 p.m. in City Hall.

The rain date is Jan. 16.

"The public information meeting will be in furtherance of a technical report on file with the City of Shelton for a proposal by New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC ("AT&T") to construct a wireless telecommunications tower facility (the "Facility") at 261 Wooster St. in the City of Shelton owned by the Highland Golf Club of Shelton, Inc. (the "Property")," according to a notice.

The tower would be located at one of two locations on the property and is proposed to extend to an overall height of 120' above grade.  

"While two locations are being proposed for consideration, only.one location is needed by AT&T," the release said. "The Facility is proposed to allow AT&T to provide wireless service in this area of Shelton."

At the meeting, AT&T's representatives will discuss the need for the facility, the location of existing surrounding facilities, identify the proposed sites under consideration, list other sites or areas considered and rejected, and identify the potential environmental effects of the proposed facility including visibility of the tower Facility.

The meeting, requested by the city, is in advance of a formal application to be filed with the State of Connecticut Siting Council.

Mayor Mark Lauretti, who said he plays at the Highland Golf Club, said he has no problem with cell service on the course.

The location is closer to a residential area, he added. The course is near Perry Hill Road and Wooster Street.

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