• House bill would limit city’s control of cell phone towers
By Linda Green

If the wireless industry has its way, cell phone towers could be placed in residential areas or wherever else they want them to be located.
A bill that has passed committee and is making its way through the Georgia House of Representatives seeks to wrest from cities their control of zoning ordinances on cell towers.
“The way the current law is written, we can control where a cell phone tower is placed and we want to keep it that way,” said Thomson Mayor Kenneth Usry. “We want to continue to keep hometown rule.”
Zoning ordinances protect people and property and controls what goes where, Usry said. “Ordinances are designed to make a better place to live.”

To read more on this story, see the Sun., March 3, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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