Jack Heller, an Egg Harbor village Plan Commission member, presented a scale representation of the relative size of a proposed AT&T cell tower to the Village Board on Monday. The phone company has proposed using a portion of the parking lot adjacent to the Bertschinger Community Center as the site of a 130-foot tower disguised to look like a lighthouse or clock tower. Heller, standing outside the community center entrance, crafted models in the same scale of the existing building, the flagpole next to the building, and the proposed tower.
A proposal to erect a "stealth" cellphone tower on municipally owned property attracted more than a dozen people to Monday evening's Egg Harbor Village Board meeting.
"Stealth" is an industry term to describe towers that are disguised to appear to be something else. The proposed AT&T structure would resemble a lighthouse or clock tower, according to a sketch submitted to the village Plan Commission.
The company's preferred location for the 130-foot tower - with a 20-foot-by-20-foot base - is in a parking lot adjacent to the Bertschinger Community Center, which houses village offices, a ...