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Proposed cell tower gets public hearing in Danbury

A public hearing is being held in Danbury by the Connecticut Siting Council Tuesday.  The hearing is on an application from Cellco Partnership, doing business as Verizon Wireless for construction of a cell tower on Great Pasture Road.  The Siting Council will gather evidence on the need for a facility, and if there would be environmental effects resulting from construction, maintenance and operation of a tower, ground equipment and access road. 


Cellco is seeking a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need.


A 3pm hearing will provide applicants and intervenors an opportunity to cross-examine positions.  The 7pm session is for the public to make brief statements.  If necessary, cross-examination will continue after all statements have been heard.  Both sessions will be held in Council Chambers on the third floor of City Hall.


A public field review will be done at the proposed site beginning at 2pm.  Weather permitting, the applicant will fly a balloon simulating the height of the proposed facility. 


Any person who wants to file a written statement can do so up to 30 days after the close of the hearing, and the statement will become part of the record.  A verbatim transcript of the hearing sessions will be sent to the Danbury City Clerk and Bethel town Clerk for review by the public.