R. Brown, Manager of Planning Services
RE: Proposed Telecommunications Tower--Part of Lot 280, Concession STR, Vacant Land East Side of County Road 23
Mr. Brown presented his Report dated October 12, 2021 regarding a proposed telecommunications tower installation and a request for a statement of concurrence.
Comments from the Applicant (LandSolutions LP, on behalf of TELUS Communications Inc.):
Brenden Smith, Municipal Affairs Specialist, presented the proposal, the revised site selection process, industry trends, and other information. He stated that the site selected is central to the area requiring additional coverage and network capacity, and will provided enhanced wireless service, including high-speed home and business internet.
Ben van Reekum (Site Acquisition and Municipal Affairs Specialist) was also in attendance.
Comments from the public:
Elaine Robins, Resident, indicated that many of her questions had been answered, and asked for confirmation of the proposed tower location in relation to her property. Mr. Brown displayed the location of the proposed tower on screen.
Dean Colasanti, 4204 County Road 23, advised that his home is approximately 90 metres from the property line and is most impacted by the proposal. He requested that the tower be relocated 250 metres from his property line to the south east (option 7). Alternatively, he asked that the tower be placed north (i.e. north east or north west) of his house within the 5-acre triangle which he owns, a distance of approximately 50 m from the road. Mr. Colasanti suggested that the location would be in the centre of the search ring, would be more accessible, and the existing trees provide a natural buffer.