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Coweta to review cell tower proposal

It appears to be evidence of the growing population in east Coweta County and the need to provide increased cell phone service. The Coweta County Commission at the June 7 meeting will conduct a public hearing on a request by T-Mobile South to install a 150-foot monopine tower on 37.5 acres on Lower Fayetteville Road.

The rezoning request by T-Mobile for 1874 Lower Fayetteville Road includes the installation of a monopine telecommunications tower and supporting ground equipment for wireless communications on a portion of a 37.5-acre open land and wooded property that contains one residential structure, according to county Director of Planning Robert Tolleson. The property is currently zoned RC (Rural Conservation).

Monopine towers are sometimes referred to as stealth towers because they are constructed to resemble a pine tree.

The proposed area to be leased by T-Mobile South is a 55-foot by 80-foot area located in the south central part of the property in an existing wooded area, said Tolleson.

The plan calls for a 35-foot by 35-foot compound fenced with a 6-foot coated chain link and topped with barbed wire.

Tolleson said the proposed tower facility would be located 170 feet from Lower Fayetteville Road and would include a 20-foot ingress/egress easement.
Planning and Zoning Department staff said the proposal meets the criteria outlined in the ordinance and approval of the request is recommended with a number of conditions.

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