170′ Cell Tower Proposed

The Cotuit/Santuit Civic Association will be hosting a public meeting 7:30 at Freedom Hall on Tuesday, July 18 where the proposed cell tower developer will be present to further discuss the project and answer questions regarding the project. All are encouraged to attend.

COTUIT — The sun wasn’t the only orange orb in the sky over Cotuit on Friday afternoon. Cape Cod Times Article 6/23/17 by Geoff Spillane

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BALLOON TEST SCHEDULED FOR  Noon Friday June 23 images-1.jpeg

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65 Foot Cell on Wheels with Balloon Ascending to 170 Feet

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Osterville Cell Tower

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According to Cotuit Water Department the balloon test is scheduled  for Friday, June 23, 2017 at 12pm. An engineering team from Chappell will be on site to fly the balloon and take view shed analysis photos from the surrounding area. In addition, there is a boat scheduled to obtain photos from Cotuit Bay. Photo simulations will be submitted with the applications, as required by the Town of Barnstable & the Cape Cod Commission.  The balloon will fly for 3+ hours and will include heights of 150’ and 170’.  The test will be coordinated by Jay Thibault, Senior Project Manager – Wireless Services Chappell Engineering Associates, LLC
201 Boston Post Road West, Suite 101
Marlborough, MA 01752
Office: 508.481.7400
Fax: 508.481.7406
Mobile: 617.335.4096
jthibault@chappellengineering.com

Opportunity to give public comment at Barnstable Historical Commission’s Meeting, Tuesday June 20, 4pm, Town Hall.  View Agenda HERE  If you would like to submit comments in writing email them Barnstable’s Director of Planning & Development, Elizabeth Jenkins, elizabeth.jenkins@town.barnstable.ma.us or to Centerline Communications, the project proponent, bstern@centerlinecommunications.com

In conjunction with the Main Street Water Tower being demolished, two temporary COWs or Cell On Wheels have been placed on the site.

One COW & Old Water Tower

The Cotuit Water Commissioners have signed a contract with Centerline Construction to lease land for the development of a freestanding cell tower.

HERE are the preliminary engineering plans for the proposed cell tower to be located on Cotuit Fire District land. Further maps & info HERE

The consultant for T-Mobile Northeast LLC, (the Applicant) recently relayed the following to Elizabeth Jenkins, Barnstable’s Director of Planning & Development:

  • The tower will be moved towards the center of the site, but will remain on the drive to limit clearing
  •  A monopole tower with three initial carriers is proposed, with room for at least 3 co-locations
  • The height of the proposed tower will be no taller than the water tower recently demolished
  •  They will be conducting a balloon test, date to be determined
  • They will advertise to the Civic Association and other interested parties

The proposed project is considered a Development of Regional Impact (DRI) that requires review by the Cape Cod Commission. See the Commission’s Guidelines for DRI Review of Wireless Communication Towers HERE

Send snail mail comments to: Project 6117002280-WRR, c/o EBI Consulting 21 B Street Burlington, MA 01808  or telephone (914) 434-2173

View Public Notice in June 16 Barnstable Patriot HERE

Check back for updates and public meeting notices.

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