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Winston-Salem City Council To Vote On Residential Cell Phone Towers

12:08 AM, Feb 3, 2014   |    comments
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- A decision that could impact the look of certain Winston-Salem neighborhoods could come soon. 

The Winston-Salem City Council is expected to vote on a resolution that would allow companies to build cell phone towers in residential areas. 

The original resolution, met by opposition, would have allowed companies like AT&T to build towers in any neighborhood. The amended version would only allow towers on a case-by-case basis. And in some cases, it would require the company to disguise the tower with trees or shrubbery. 

Members of the Winston-Salem Neighborhood Alliance, which criticized the original resolution, say the key to this legislation will be speaking up. 

"It'll be up to the city council to make sure that neighborhoods get what the residents want," said Eric Bushnell, president of the WSNA. "And, it'll be up to residents to get involved, attend public meetings when they happen and let their city council members know what they want and don't want in their neighborhoods."

The council's vote could come Monday night at its regular meeting. 

You can find more information about the cell phone tower legislation, including the original and current resolutions, on the City of Winston-Salem's website

City of Winston-Salem, WSNA

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