Afton planners must re-draft tower ordinance
Planning commissioners have been told to get their thinking caps on with regard to Afton's moratorium on telecommunications towers.
The one-year moratorium, which was enacted in June, was brought about following the granting of approval to Washington County to erect a "stealth tower" in Afton, enabling its 800 Mhz system to go live.
The tower, which will resemble a pine tree, is likely to be completed by the end of November, according to a recent report by the sheriff's office.
At the planning commission's Sept. 8 meeting, chair Jim Fox told commissioners they would soon be getting down to the task of re-drafting the ordinance governing communications towers, which some felt was inadequate.
Initial concerns focused on whether towers should be permitted in a rural residential setting, and the definition of the word "stealth."