Cell Tower Application

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Ashfield Planning Board has received an application to build a wireless facility (cell tower) at 2003 Conway Road, Ashfield. The Applicant is New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC d/b/a AT&T Mobility. 

PUBLIC HEARING INFORMATION

A hearing for this proposal was opened via Zoom/phone at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. The official hearing notice is here. The public attendance sign-in sheet is here, and the approved minutes are here

The Pubic Hearing was continued to January 20, 2021 at 7:30 pm via Zoom/phone for public comment. The minutes are here and the attendance list is here

The Public Hearing was continued to February 10, 2021, at 7:00 pm. 

On February 10 the hearing was opened and then immediately continued again to 7:00 pm on February 17. There was no other business conducted. Login information will remain the same (see below).

  • The Public Hearings can be accessed with Zoom via the link provided, or by phone (no computer required) by dialing the phone number and entering the Meeting ID. 
  • When you join by computer you will see a message asking your permission to allow the host to unmute you. Please click yes; this will help facilitate the public comment portion of the meeting.
  • To join via the internet: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83697422399
  • To join by phone, dial 929-205-6099 and enter the meeting ID: 836 9742 2399
  • If you're new to Zoom, here is a good tutorial: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-meeting

BALLOON DEMONSTRATION INFORMATION

A "balloon demonstration" was conducted the first two weeks in November in order to provide town residents a meaningful opportunity to assess potential visual impacts of the proposal. Read the full balloon demonstration notice here, noting that weather-related changes to the float dates are indicated below. 

     Sunday, November 1, 2020 (completed)

     Monday, November 2, 2020 (due to weather, completed on Thursday, November 5, 2020)

     Wednesday, November 4, 2020 (completed)

     Saturday, November 7, 2020 (completed)

     Thursday, November 12, 2020 (due to weather, completed on Friday, November 13, 2020)

     Saturday, November 14, 2020 (due to weather, completed on Sunday, November 22, 2020)

The balloon demonstration is completed. Photo simulations based on the balloon float are available in the proposal documents linked at the top of this page.

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This page will be updated as information is available. Last updated January 21, 2021.

Questions and comments can be sent to the Planning Board at: planning_brd@ashfield.org




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