Cell Tower Neighbors Will Keep Fighting If Sharon ZBA OKs Project

The zoning board might vote Wednesday night.

A Sharon Zoning Board of Appeals vote on AT&T's proposed wireless communications tower might not settle the matter.

If the ZBA approves AT&T's requests, "we would certainly expect to continue to fight," said attorney Christopher Heep, who represents "a group of neighbors."

The board might vote at its Wednesday meeting, at 7 p.m. at the .

The public hearing was continued from Jan. 25 at AT&T's request.

AT&T eyes building a 120-foot-tall monopole telecommunications tower at two sites on town-owned land at Sharon's 411 East Foxboro St. AT&T also has applied for approval at 68 Mohawk St., its preferred site.

Acting Chairman Kevin McCarville had anticipated the ZBA voting on the matter Jan. 11.

However, that night, the board continued the hearing until Jan. 25 so that town counsel could review a letter from Heep.

Sharon town meeting voters have not re-zoned that town property for such a use or authorized selectmen to lease the site to AT&T, Heep said in his Jan. 10 letter.

Heep recently told Sharon Patch that his clients have several options, including appealing, if the ZBA approves AT&T's requests.

"It's certainly our hope that they would not do that, but certainly we will keep all of our options open," Heep said.


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