Test balloon for cell tower site to float on Nov. 12
FALLS VILLAGE â€” There will be a test balloon sent up on Friday, Nov. 12, by AT&T at their revised proposed site for a cell phone tower on Cobble Hill (8 Barnes Road).
This site is more to the west and slightly more on the Route 63 side of Cobble Hill (as opposed to an earlier version on the very top). The access road is shorter by 1,040 feet but still uses the old logging trail.
The tower height now proposed is 150 feet rather than the original 120 feet.
â€œApparently this is due to the less elevated location of the site and their being able mount more providers, according to their application,â€ Inland Wetlands Commission Chairman Woods Sinclair explained in an e-mail to The Lakeville Journal.
The application is now on file with the Connecticut Siting Council as Docket No. 409 and is available at Town Hall and at the D.M. Hunt Library.
The specifics of the required public hearing have not yet been announced by the Siting Council. The rain date is Saturday, Nov. 13.