Friday, May 11, 2001
Nextel, Sprint hope to share space on new AT&T tower
Abutters and interested citizens that turned out for the Board of Appeals May 3 hearing on Nextels application for siting a 100-foot cell tower at 1 River Road, instead heard Nextel ask for another months extension. As he did last month, Bill Proia of Nextel requested a continuance of the hearing, stating that they (Nextel) expect AT&T to file an application to locate a monopole at an alternate site in Carlisle which may be preferable for the town.
Proia said that the AT&T application is imminent, and that the AT&T site fits squarely within [Carlisles rules for a] special permit. The River Road site would require multiple variances. In a month we will know where we stand on the AT&T Process, he said.
The site for the proposed AT&T cell tower was not disclosed. However, last year AT&T proposed to build a wireless facility at 662 Bedford Road.
Board chair Terry Herndon reminded Proia and attorney Travis Corder of Brown Rudnick Freed & Gesmer, representing Sprint (that had planned to co-locate on a Nextel tower) that the Nextel River Road application cannot be extended indefinitely. However, reflecting the boards feeling, member Hal Sauer said, I would be pleased not to have to rule on a very difficult site.
The board voted to continue the hearing at its next meeting, on Wednesday, June 6.
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