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AT&T may build new cell tower in Columbia

Monday, April 18, 2011 | 6:29 p.m. CDT; updated 9:34 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, April 19, 2011

COLUMBIA — AT&T may build a cell tower at the corner of West Worley Street and Pershing Road next to Fire Station No. 2.

The proposed 100-foot tower would be at the southwest corner of the fire station, according to a letter from AT&T to residents of the city of Columbia. The equipment shelter would be surrounded by a wooden fence that would match the neighbor's fence, the letter stated. 

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City staff indicated the agreement would not be up for Columbia City Council consideration without first gauging neighborhood reaction to the proposal, according to a weekly memo from the Interim City Manager to the City Council.

AT&T representatives and city staff will present the proposal at a public meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at 319 West Blvd. N. in the West Boulevard Elementary cafeteria. A question and answer session will follow.

If approved, the tower would be completed later this year and AT&T would pay the city to rent the property.

 


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