Cell tower at Idaho Elementary School on hold


Placement of a cell phone tower on the Chubbuck Elementary School property was again delayed by the Chubbuck City Council till next month.
Parents of students at Chubbuck Elementary School came out in force last month to oppose a proposal by T-Mobile to erect the cell phone tower on school property.
City planner Paul Andrus said all neighbors within 300 feet of the school were notified of a public hearing about the company’s request for a special-use permit, and most of those who attended the meeting last month were opposed the project.
Andrus said the 80-foot high tower would be grounded 20-feet in the ground and there is no scientific evidence that cell phone towers pose any risk to human health.
The Chubbuck Land Use Commission vote regarding the tower resulted in a 3-3 tie last month and the issue was discussed again during a public meeting Tuesday. Andrus said that meeting resulted in the public comment period being extended. The matter will be back in front of the Land Use Commission on Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. in Chubbuck City Hall.

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