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A public hearing will be held in August about a proposed so-called "stealth rooftop cell tower" in Danbury.  Plans call for the tower to be placed on an existing apartment building on Park Avenue.  The Connecticut Siting Council Thursday rejected a request by AT&T for no Certificate of Environmental Compatibility or hearing.  City Councilman Paul Rotello is pleased with the Siting Commission's ruling.

 

The so called stealth tower would be built inside a new structure above the roof and would be made up of 12 antennas and multiple transmitters.  AT&T has a 75-page booklet about their plans including diagrams, artist renderings, radiation output levels and other details.

 

Rotello cited environmental concerns with the diesel powered electric generator so near to the Still River.  He also said that if the tower were to collapse, it could cause disruption or injury to the many parents and children who walk to Park Avenue School. 

 

The hearing is set for August 19th at 3pm and 6:30pm at Danbury City Hall.

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