Interest in cell tower renews Manor efforts to create ordinance
Manor officials are planning to restart work on an ordinance that would govern the placement of telecommunication towers.
The efforts are in reaction to a Chicago company's proposition that it might consider Manor property for the location of a new tower. Council members said they aren't enthusiastic about NTP Wireless's interest in Lower Manor Park.
Manager Joe Lapia said borough officials likely would have to have an ordinance in place to be considered by NTP.
The borough's planning commission discussed an ordinance in late 2011 and early 2012 but never recommended a draft to council. Commission members intend to resume discussion on an ordinance at a meeting in April or May.
Councilmen Jeff Herman and James Morgan said they were opposed to NTP's interest in the park. The company proposed the potential leasing of a 100-foot-by-100-foot section of the park near the skate park.
“I don't think right in the middle of the park is an appropriate place for it,” Herman said.
Morgan suggested open space near the Irwin Sportsmen's Association might be a better location.
Chris Foreman is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8671, or email@example.com.
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