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Cell Tower Plans Moving Forward

District would receive 50/50 split on rental income.

Things are moving forward on the proposal for a cell tower at the administration building on Lawrence Road.

Assistant Superintendent for Finance, Phil Kenter, said at Tuesday evening’s board meeting that there were three proposed sites on the administration property. Kenter said the district was able to negotiate a 50/50 income split with Suffolk Wireless Communications, the company managing the project, on all rental income.

According to a presentation given at the Jan. 11 board of education meeting, the tower would take up about 2500 square feet. Cell carriers AT&T, Verizon and Nextel have shown interest in leasing space. The high school had been considered as an option for the tower, however placing it on the administration property would provide the best coverage in an area that is considered a dead zone for cell coverage.

Kenter said that according to Suffolk Wireless, “all space on the tower will be rented before it is even up.”

Kenter said a full presentation on the cell tower plan would be given at the Feb. 28 board of education meeting.

Tom Gillen February 29, 2012 at 08:58 PM
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Doris L March 10, 2012 at 12:31 AM
You want to see what tall ugly does to a beautiful neighborhood just look at the LIPA towers in Northport. Will our taxes get less ?? I doubt it. They never went down when they closed , San Remo, Indianhead and RJO Elementary Schools. What happened to all the money allotted for those school budgets?
bob iwanejko March 10, 2012 at 03:15 AM
its time the residents vote we are the tax payers OR IMPEACH its our school district when they are done and retired do they have it in their back yard and where do their kids go to school there are more important things than cell phones its called our kids and thair and our health JUST SAY NO NO NO
new guy March 21, 2012 at 01:14 AM
Just got back from the meeting at the high school. Looks like the cell tower is a dead issue. All board members were not supporters of the proposed cell tower. Good news.

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