Cities renew efforts to curb new cell towers | www.myajc.com

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Cities renew efforts to curb new cell towers | www.myajc.com

North Fulton’s newest cities, Johns Creek and Milton, have proposed new laws they hope will keep cell towers from populating more of their landscape.

In Milton, which passed the area’s most restrictive cell tower ordinance two years ago, city leaders vote Monday on a provision to encourage telecommunication companies to add on to existing towers rather than seek to build new ones.

The plan would create a fast-track permitting process for telecoms to extend current towers by 30 percent, up to about 200 feet. It would also promote “stealth technology” to help camouflage the towers.

“I’m not an expert, but as a resident of Milton, anything that minimizes the number of new cell towers is a good thing,” said Vinnie Politan, who mounted a successful drive earlier this year to stop placement of a tower near his home off Birmingham Highway.

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