Rockland Planning Board postpones next review of cell tower application

Wed, 01/29/2020 - 12:00pm

ROCKLAND — A Rockland Planning Board meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 4, to continue review of a proposed cell tower on Camden Street has been postponed until further notice while the City awaits the completion of an appraisal. Once the appraisal is done, the Planning Board will reschedule the meeting, according to the Rockland Code Office, in a news release.

The Board intends to compare a still-pending independent housing appraisal by Bucklin LLC with that of two appraisals by the applicant, Bay Communications. The monopole tower application will also be reviewed in full, despite already being considered complete by the attorney for Bay Communications, yet not complete by the Planning Board prior to the start of the Jan. 7 meeting.

BC’s attorney, Jonathan Springer said the application was considered complete at the previous meeting, though one revision was emailed to Planning Board members a day prior to the Jan. 7 meeting, and one of the appraisals was emailed the day of the meeting.

 

Read our previous article: Rockland citizens opposed to proposed cell tower fill city hall chamber