A wind turbine at Falmouth’s wastewater treatment plant may become a cell tower, according to the Cape Cod Times. The structure, one of two wind towers on the property, was ordered to be shut down by a superior court judge over nuisance complaints and zoning violations from area residents.
If the giant blades were removed and
only the pole remained, it would no longer be classified as a wind
turbine, Frank Duffy, the town’s attorney told the Times.
By turning it into a cell tower, Duffy said, it could be reclassified
under the provisions of the town’s cell tower bylaw. Duffy said this
would not only provide better cell service for West Falmouth but it
could help aid the town’s public safety communications system.
A local resident added during Monday’s
meeting that leasing space to cell providers could provide the town
with some additional revenue. Continue Reading