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Freeze Imposed on Cell Towers

September 18, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County No Comments
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Teton County’s Board of Commissioners approved a temporary freeze on all new wireless telecommunication facilities in the county. The purpose of the freeze is to allow time for the development and adoption of regulations that will preserve aesthetics, bring regulations into compliance with federal law and address public safety. Commission Chairman Paul Vogelheim says the board set the effective date from last week through December 17th .  He says there had been some initial fears that the process might be stretched out for a year or two.  However, he points out that the commission narrowed the process to 110 days and limited the review to new towers that are either free-standing or rooftop.  Says Vogelheim:  “This will give us a chance to kind-of step back and update our LDRs in light of the comprehensive plan that has been adopted by this community.”  Vogelheim says there is a variety of approaches to assuring the community’s vision to protect our scenic landscapes as expressed in the 2012 Comprehensive Plan is satisfied.  He says among the elements that can be adjusted are the location of towers, the height of the towers, and the possibility of “stealth” towers that are made to look tree-like. In making its decision, the Board exempted two projects from the freeze resolution: a monopine cell tower that is to be constructed on the Ross Plateau south of Hog Island and American Tower Corporation’s proposal to construct a tower on the Law property above Swinging Bridge.

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