Hearing set soon about Gaylordsville cell tower
Published 6:38 pm, Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Gaylordsville residents will have their chance to soon to voice opinions about a 150-foot monopole cell tower proposed for construction at Kent and Grove roads.
A public hearing before the Connecticut Siting Council on AT&T's application is set for Tuesday, April 1, beginning at 3 p.m. and resumed at 7 p.m. at Town Hall in New Milford.
The applicant, parties and intervenors have the opportunity to cross-examine positions during the 3 p.m. session.
The 7 p.m. hearing session will include public participation.
A field review will be conducted on April 1 beginning at 2 p.m. by the Siting Council. A balloon will be floated from the proposed site to simulate the height of the proposed facility, weather permitting.
The 150-foot monopole tower would be constructed on property owned by FirstLight Hydro Generating Co. to the east of Kent Road (Route 7) and Grove Road intersection near Cedar Hill Pond.
Panel antennas in three sectors would allow for as many as three additional carriers.
According to Michael Libertine, a consultant for the project, a test balloon floated from the site in June 2013 was visible from three-quarters of a mile north along Route 7 and one-third of a mile to the south.
It was also visible from a point on Grove Road and west along the Housatonic River, as well as from The Club at River Oaks golf course, Libertine reported in November during a New Milford Zoning Commission hearing.
AT&T, under the business name New Cingular Wireless, submitted its application Nov. 1, 2013 to the Siting Council.
To review the application, visit www.ct.gov/csc or visit the council's office, 10 Franklin Square, New Britain.
For more information, call 860-827-2935 and refer to docket 444.