Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Cell Tower Controversy Moves to Court

American Tower is suing the town of Lowell, North Carolina, after the city denied a permit for a 160-foot tower. American Tower claims that the city had no legitimate reason to deny the permit, so they are asking the court to overturn the town’s decision. The tower would be placed in a residential neighborhood, and was one of new four towers planned for the city. Lowell Mayor Larry Simonds was a vocal opponent of the tower and feels it would be an eyesore and decrease the property values of nearby homes. The tower was denied on October 17, and American Tower filed the lawsuit on November 14 stating there wasn’t substantial evidence to deny the tower.

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