NEW: Fate of Verizon tower in city’s hands

Contractors hired to build a new telecommunications tower for Verizon Communications Inc. in Dunn County now are facing gridlock with their construction.

Dunn County Herald

By BRYCE MARTIN

Herald Editor

Posted April 1, 2013

KILLDEER — Contractors hired to build a new telecommunications tower for Verizon Communications Inc. in Dunn County now are facing gridlock with their construction.

Dunn County officials recently were approached with the plans to build a new cellular tower for the communications giant, preliminarily granting approval for zoning purposes. Land that the tower would be constructed upon, however, is jointly in the jurisdiction of the county and city of Killdeer.

A complex issue arose when the matter was handed off to the Killdeer City Commission on Monday, as the proposed access road that would be used for the tower falls only within the city’s jurisdiction.

The landowner who owns the property Verizon wishes to build on would have the legal right to shut down the access road serving the tower and the access road would be built over existing easements. City commissioners were concerned and moved to deny approval on the project until the access issues are resolved.

For the full story, see this Friday’s edition of the Herald.

Contact Bryce Martin at bmartin@countrymedia.net.


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One thought on “NEW: Fate of Verizon tower in city’s hands

  1. The cell service in this area has been a disaster for years. If the officials were less concerned about managing every small detail, and worked on the larger problems in the Killdeer area, this would have been rectified years ago. It is a major problem for a city our size to be restricted to the poor quality cellular service we have.

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