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Gloucester planners endorse broadband ordinance

Following a public hearing Thursday night, the Gloucester County Planning Commission recommended passage of a broadband ordinance.

Two people spoke in favor of the broadband ordinance during the hearing, said Ellen Wilson, a secretary in the Gloucester Planning Department, while nobody spoke against the proposed measure.

All commission members present voted in favor of the ordinance, Wilson said, with members Larry Dame and Bobby Crewe, the Gloucester Board of Supervisors liaison to the commission, absent.

Among additions to the ordinance the commission endorsed was including a definition for a commercial communications facility, Type VI, or data pole, which can have an antenna not to exceed 120 feet high. Such communication facilities would be allowed in all zoning districts, except to require special exception in the SF-1 zoning district and on existing lots of 30,000 square feet or less.

No signs or other forms of advertising shall be placed on any communications facility ...

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