Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Council Receives Verizon Proposal for 120-Foot Tower

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Council Receives Verizon Proposal for 120-Foot Tower

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WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP -- The governing body got its first look this week at the preliminary plans for a 120-foot Verizon cell tower.

No formal action was taken Monday evening on the Verizon proposal, which the council reviewed with Township Attorney Kenneth Poller.

The cell tower will be built by Verizon on the north side of the township municipal complex on Hudson Avenue.

The tower would generate $52,876 in revenue a year from Verizon and have enough space for five additional antennas from other carriers. The township stands to gain an additional 50 percent of the amount accrued from additional fees from other carriers. That part of the deal includes 3 percent annual increases.

When asked by residents when the tower would be constructed, Poller said he could not offer a guess. He said the council would first have to sign off on the proposal, which he called a "lease exhibit," before Verizon could conduct final soil tests at the site.

The plans call for a monopole tower measuring 120 feet tall; the cell tower will feature a number of external antennas. …

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