Concerns Cited About Rooftop Antenna Plan

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Concerns raised around an application from T-Mobile to place three antenna canisters on the roof of the Baha'i Faith Center in Sterling have caused some members of the Planning Commission to question whether a wholesale evaluation of the county's telecommunications policy is needed.

Several residents from in and around Sterling's Cardinal Glen neighborhood came out to express their objections not only to the application, but also over the lack of communication from the applicant. T-Mobile says the antennas are needed to fill gaps in their service to county residents, and needs a commission permit to put up the antennas. A commission permit evaluates whether the application is in conformance with the county's General Plan.

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