AT&T helped write Ancram's cell tower law
Jan 04, 2012 12:06 am
So far the folks in Ancram turning out for public hearings about a proposed cell phone tower near the Gallatin border say they want better phone service, but they do not want to live near the towers. Now, they have another reason to oppose the project: John Mason of the Register-Star reports that AT&T, the project's proposed service provider, and Mariner Tower, the company that wants to build the tower, helped write the town's cell tower law. “We asked them for input,” Town Supervisor Art Bassin said. “We figured they’ve done this before.” Their input about reducing the required setback from a property line from 750 feet to 150 feet was accepted. Read Mason's story in the Register-Star.