The Lower Gwynedd Board of Supervisors has scheduled a special meeting for Tuesday, July 11th at 7:00 p.m. at the township building to discuss cell service in the township. During the meeting, Rise Up Towers will make a presentation and answer questions regarding a proposal to place towers at two locations on township-owned land that would improve cell service for the community. The two proposed locations are Pennlyn Woods Park and the township building property. Specifics on the locations can be found here.
According to the announcement for the meeting, the township has received complaints about the lack of cell service in portions of the township. From the announcement:
As a local government, Lower Gwynedd does not have the authority to mandate cell coverage by telecommunications companies, but as a property owner, the Township might be able to be part of the solution.
Further in the announcement, four goals for this potential program were outlined:
- Closing major gaps in cellular coverage in your area
- Selecting low-impact cellular tower sites
- Leasing township lane to generate significant long-term income
- Expanding township emergency management capabilities
It was also stressed in the notice that this is the beginning of the process to consider the cell towers and that no final decision has been made.
Disclosure – The attorney for Rise Up Towers was the college roommate of the publisher of AroundAmbler.com