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Supervisors to consider cell tower lease agreements

The Gloucester Board of Supervisors will return to in-person meetings this Tuesday at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held in the T.C. Walker Education Center auditorium and will include a public hearing to consider tower lease agreements between Gloucester County and Cellco Partnership.

Cellco would be doing business as Verizon Wireless for a five-year lease agreement, placing equipment on the Beehive Drive transmission tower and the Bellehaven Drive water tower. In exchange for the space, Gloucester would receive a total of $41,600 annually for both towers.

The equipment would increase the cell service in the areas where the towers are located. A concern for the lease expressed by several supervisors was the possibility of its interfering with future broadband development. The representative from Cellco said that other companies would be able to lease space at other elevations if their equipment does not interfere with Verizon’s.

Also on the agenda is a continued discussion of C...

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