Jamestown (RI) Zoning Board Approves Variance, Special Use Permit for Prince Lobel Client The Jamestown Press
October 1, 2009
According to the Jamestown Press, the Jamestown Zoning Board unanimously approved a special use permit and variance to Cox TMI Wireless to offer cellular service in Jamestown.
Prince Lobel attorney Brian S. Grossman represented Cox, saying that they were looking to compete with wireless companies already in the area, and that they wanted to install an antenna on a water tower, where other wireless companies already have one. The special use permit was to place the antenna on a water tower, while the variance was needed because the antenna is taller than 35 feet.
“The only other way to provide coverage to that area would be to propose something on the order of a new tower or other type of structure… clearly not something that is going to be desired by the town,” Grossman said. “While the antenna is 100 feet tall, so is the water tower, which is compatible with the existing area and other wireless providers’ antennae. The new unit, when built, will emit minimal noise,” he added.
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