Homeland Towers and AT&T are seeking approval for a new cell tower in Sherman.
The proposed location is on Coote Hill Road. The Sherman Planning and Zoning Commission decided that the area has a history of runoff and erosion problems, but were unable to make a recommendation on the proposed plan because of a lack of information on sediments and erosion control, water management and site access mitigation plans.
An application has not yet been filed with the Connecticut Siting Council showing Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need. The 200 foot tower gained some resident support at a November public hearing, but also drew concerns about preserving the rural aesthetic of the area.
The Newstimes reports that 73-year old Pepper Jones owns the road, but not all of the lots along the street. Jones sign an agreement with Homeland last year to receive financial contribution for the road’s maintenance, but has hired attorney Neil Marcus because of those concerns. The one-time payment would be made once the project is approved and constructed.