Cadiz Town Planning Commission has questions about potential Linton AT&T tower

An AT&T legal announcement in an October edition of The Cadiz Record – regarding the impending construction of a 260-foot lattice cell phone tower on Country Road 1264 near Linton – reported Commission officials planning committee puzzled over the protocol.

During Tuesday night’s regular meeting, newly appointed chairman Todd Wallace presented the announcement to the panel, which effectively states that AT&T “is informing the public of the proposed company and soliciting comments on historic properties that may be affected by the proposed undertaking “.

The problem, Wallace repeated, is that officials representing AT&T and the project have not presented anything to the Cadiz Planning Commission.

The newspaper notice caught the attention of former President Bob Brame, who briefed Wallace, and Wallace and City Representative Craig Stallons said previous presentations required a 2,500 service charge. $ for installation, as well as descriptive materials for local leaders.

Since 2018, the Planning Commission has heard and maintained three other cell phone tower projects, which culminated in the towers near Trigg Furnace on Will Jackson Road, Hunter Road near Roaring Springs, and at the intersection of Buffalo and Cerulean Road. .

This has expanded cell phone service and internet accessibility in the county, but areas like Linton and other townships close to the state border and the lakes remain underserved.

Still, the Cadiz Planning Commission thinks something is wrong with the timing and order of operations.

In a July 2019 interview with News Edge, Executive Judge Hollis Alexander noted that there may be additional cell phone towers coming to Trigg County.

One of those additional locations was Linton.

The four previously installed towers, including one at McAtee Road, were activated in the summer of 2019.

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