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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Milton regulates cell towers within city.

By Rachel Kellogg / Neighbor Newspapers

The Milton City Council approved an ordinance to establish guidelines for location, placement and leasing of cell towers and antennas within the city.

Three representatives from the cell phone industry came forward to speak in opposition of the ordinance’s definition of “radiof requency engineer” and the requirement for annual licensing fees, but city attorney Ken Jarrard said he felt the ordinance was a “solid” one.

“We have worked with the industry and spoken with them at length,” he said. “We think it’s a good ordinance…that I suspect is embedded as much as any telecommunications ordinance in the state.”

The representatives from AT&T, Verizon and the Georgia Wireless Association took issue with the fact that the licensing fees mentioned in the ordinance did not list a cost, but Jarrard predicted it would be about $1,000 or less each year.

Though Verizon attorney Jennifer Blackburn suggested tower owners could submit annual affidavits, council members kept the language in the ordinance the same, noting that tower owners would know in advance what the cost will be.

“[The cost of managing and maintaining the towers] needs to be shared by the industry,” said Councilwoman Julie Zahner Bailey.

In addition, the ordinance says tower owners must provide written certification and a technical analysis when requesting a permit for a new tower taller than 100 feet.

It also says new telecommunications towers cannot be located within 3,500 feet of any existing or permitted wireless telecommunications towers or facilities.

The ordinance, which was deferred twice in the past two months, passed unanimously with Mayor Joe Lockwood absent.

23 comments:

Bbueno said...
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Anonymous said...

Good to see you are still on the job Miss Big Britches.

Anonymous said...

Rhonda, get on another site to make your out of line comments. No one wants your input.
RE 5:54PM.

Anonymous said...

Hey comment 8:44 PM, I agree with you. She is a total wack!

Anonymous said...

8:44pm, you couldn't track an elephant in the snow.

Anonymous said...

More priceless wisdon from Rhonda. Ugh!!!!!

Anonymous said...

9:01pm, you don't have a clue.

Anonymous said...

This Rhonda does not add to our community. Move on. Move out.

Anonymous said...

5:54pm here, apparently 8:44pm; 8:54pm; 9:01pm & 9:38pm has not been paying attention.

When Ginger replaced Tim in monitoring and she removed several comments from the board, I (not Rhonda) called her Miss Big Britches. She said she liked that handle and was going to keep it.

My 5:54pm post was not intended to be critical of Ginger or anyone else, to the contrary it was intended to be a compliment.

Then you thought you knew my identity and assumed I was being critical. Since you did not have the facts, maybe you owe Rhonda an apology. By the way, I do not know Rhonda from Adam's house cat.

I'm telling you, like you told me, "No on wants your input." What was said in my 4:22pm and 8:30pm posts still applies.

Have a good day.

Anonymous said...

Oh yes you do Rhonda. Perhaps blog administrator can make it a point to remove all future blogs from "Rhonda". Thus, AccessMilton can be a positive site for the people who live in our city. Instead of saying Miss B B, why not address Ginger by her name. This is appropriate and the right thing to do.

Anonymous said...

10:20AM, or do you prefer to be addressed "Appropriate Police", you really, really don't get it, do you?

Your comments reminds me of a barnyard story.

One day a tumble bug was feasting on a cow patty and when he could not eat amy more, he attempted to fly away but was too heavy and could not get off the ground.

He observed a pitch fork sticking in the ground,and he thought with some elevation maybe he could fly. He climbed to the top of the handle, flapped his wings, and jumped off, only to fall in the cow patty. The morale of this story is...don't fly off the handle when you are full of it.

Think about this theory before you try to fly your outlandish comments.

Try to have a good day.

Anonymous said...

Again, a request to blog administrator, please remove all blogs that have nothing to do with subject matter or simply inappropriate. The majority of readers wish to enjoy accessmilton for what it is, a site for local news and interesting stories. We do not wish to continue seeing these mindless trivial posts. This includes posts from Rhonda and "friend?".

Anonymous said...

Hey 9:38am, we haven't been able to determine what you've added to the community. Would you kindly outline your contributions?

Thank you in advance for your response.

Anonymous said...

This Rhonda is a sick individual. Like one blog stated, "Move on, move out".

Anonymous said...

8:22am, you remind me of a catfish, all mouth and no ---. Probably a yankee catfish at that.

Anonymous said...

Please blog administrator, remove all future posts from this twisted woman, Rhonda. All she can portray is hate. A real deep thinker she is with her bug story.
What a loser.

Anonymous said...

10:21am ....bash Rhonda and ask for removal of posts.

You are becoming redundant

Anonymous said...

Redundant? Yes, anything to remove this cancerous pest. Bash Rhonda? What do you think this woman has done for a long, long time on accessmilton? So many are weary of any and all posts from her. Her evil needs to be removed.

Anonymous said...

Haven't a clue as to what she has done for a long, long time on Access Milton.

Please be specific and tell us about all these evil things she's done.

Anonymous said...

Do your homework. You will seek and you will find. She is always bashing accessmilton. Needs to find and fix her personal problems before lashing out to others.

Anonymous said...

7:20PM, hello SUNSHINE, just as I suspected, no specific details. Your comment about fixing her personal problems sounds like the pot calling the kettle black, doesn't it.

You can not make any statement without bashing Rhonda or asking for removal of what you think are posts by her. Again, you are totally clueless.

Anonymous said...

Try to get your personal life in order and stop making others witness to your unkindness and hate. I agree with previous posts about removing any and all future blogs from this person.

Anonymous said...

Can't determine if 9:07AM is SUNSHINE or her cousin MOONSHINE.