Rappahannock News

Feb. 3, 1999

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TOWERS SPARK INTEREST

The specter of 200-foot telecommun­ications towers with warning lights being built on mountainto­ps elicited a lively discussion at the board of supervisor­s meeting on Monday.

County Administra­tor John McCarthy suggested a public meeting to determine public sentiment for cellular telephone service.

The board decided to hold a joint public meeting with the planning commission in mid-March at the high school with the telecommun­ications companies also being invited to present their ideas.

“It is the subject of a lot of litigation,” said County Attorney

Peter Luke. He advised the board to hire a court reporter to transcribe the meeting in case the county is taken to court.

“The companies located six mountainto­p sites in the county, but were turned down by two of the landowners — with threats of gunplay,” McCarthy said.

Robin Kevis has his hands full.

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