An application has been made by Altus Group Limited (on behalf of Bell Canada) to install a new cell tower in Milton in front of New Life Church on Thompson Road just north of Clark Boulevard.
Oh, and it’s not just any cell tower. As you can see by the image (included in the proposal), it’s a big, shiny, cross-shaped tower, because, you know, they’re going to be planting this thing smack dab in the middle of a church and all…
Ward 6 Councillor Mike Cluett (whom we affectionately refer to as ‘the hardest-working councillor in Milton’) fills us in on the details:
The date of the application is February 28th and this starts the process for input from places like the Town of Milton. I had originally posted the due date for submissions was March 20th, but that is wrong. The notices haven’t been sent out to area residents as of yet but will be sent shortly. There will be an opportunity to send in your input and in addition to that there WILL be a public meeting scheduled for a later date before the decision is made by Industry Canada.
Its important to know that the Town of Milton is a commenting agent only. The town will not be making the decision on this matter as it is under the jurisdiction of Industry Canada, which is the federal government.
Notices WILL Be sent out to homes in the area of 120m radius of the proposed location which encompasses homes in both Ward 7 and Ward 6.
The tower will reach a height of 29.9 metres tall.
The proposal is for the installation of a cross-style steel telecommunications mono-pole tower.
It will include:
- Fenced mechanical compount 8 x 9m (equipment shed dimensions 2.03 x 2.44m)
- Installation of buried hydro line and/or overhead hydro line
- Installation of concrete-filled bollards
- Planting of spruce trees to surround compound.
If you do have any questions, please contact:
Angela Janzen, Planner – Policy
Town of Milton
150 Mary Street
Milton, ON L9T 6Z5
So there you have it, folks. A giant, cross-themed cell tower — clever, or another addition to the list of eyesores around town?
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