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Milton to consider Verizon request

Published 7:52pm Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Verizon Wireless’s special conditional use application, which may now be considered Oct. 15, would help plug a cell phone coverage gap in the middle of Milton Township where signals drop.

Supervisor Robert Benjamin had hoped to consider the request at a special meeting Sept. 19, which collapsed for lack of a quorum.

Benjamin said Verizon wants to “co-locate” on a T-Mobile tower placed on Redfield Street near Gumwood Road in 2007.

The township encourages co-location to limit additional towers.

This one happens to be on property Trustee Don Kronewitter owns, excluding him from the five-member board’s vote and costing the quorum when Treasurer Linda DeBroka and Trustee Sharon Ward did not attend.

Neither of the women could be reached for comment.

The issue passed out of the planning commission to the full board on a 6-1 vote with Ward opposed.

By law, if Milton Township does not act on this within 60 days of the application filing, it will stand as submitted without conditions planners wanted imposed.

Benjamin said there were four relating to such things as bond for the structure, a site plan, structural drawings and reserving the right to rescind the action if the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 should be ruled unconstitutional.

Verizon’s request shares the Oct. 15 agenda with the audit, expected to be presented at 8 p.m.






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