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Sharon Road cell tower approved by council

LAKEVILLE — In a decision dated Aug. 26, 2021, the Connecticut Siting Council approved a cell tower at 106 Sharon Road in Lakeville.

The approved tower will be 94 feet tall. At the moment the carrier on the tower will be AT&T, with the possibility of “other public or private entities to share space on the proposed tower.”

During a Siting Council public hearing June 29 (held online) there was only one comment from the public. Property abutter Matthew Asinari said the tower would harm the natural beauty of the neighborhood, harm property values, and use radio waves that are harmful to human health.

The Siting Council’s decision does contain a clause that addresses the last concern:

“The Certificate Holder shall provide the Council worst-case modeling of the electromagnetic radio frequency power density of all proposed entities’ antennas at the closest point of uncontrolled access to the tower base, consistent with Federal Communications Commission, Office of Engineering and Technology, Bulletin No. 65, August 1997. The Certificate Holder shall ensure a recalculated report of the electromagnetic radio frequency power density be submitted to the Council if and when circumstances in operation cause a change in power density above the levels calculated and provided pursuant to this Decision and Order.”

The decision can be found online at https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/CSC/1_Dockets-medialibrary/1_MEDIA_DO500_6....

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