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October 28, 2021 | by | The Dispatch
“OCEAN CITY — Resort officials denied another private-sector request to place three small-cell towers in the Montego Bay community, this time agreeing to formalize the denial by resolution.
The Mayor and Council had before them on Tuesday a request from Crown Castle to install three small-cell towers in the north Ocean City residential community. Crown Castle installs small cell towers and nodes around the resort area and contracts with wireless providers, such as Verizon and AT&T, for example, to provide hardware.
In March, the council reviewed an informal request to place three small cell towers in Montego Bay in what amounted to be a feeling-out of sorts. The council at that time denied the conceptual request. In August, Crown Castle submitted formal applications for the three tower sites in Montego Bay with a November deadline for the town to formally respond in writing, per Federal Communications Commission (FCC) guidelines.
On Tuesday, the Mayor and Council heard a presentation from City Engineer Terry McGean along with Crown Castle Government Relations Manager Carly Didden. Even before the council reached the Crown Castle agenda item, Montego Bay residents flooded the council chambers, and several spoke in opposition to the proposed small-cell towers. The community’s residents presented a petition including 978 signatures in opposition to the proposed towers.”
“OCEAN CITY — With little or no discussion, resort officials this week passed a resolution formalizing and documenting the town’s denial of the placement of three small-cell towers in the Montego Bay community.”
Thank you LB ❤️