Cell Tower Proposed for WAHS Site

January 23, 2017

Reprinted from The Crozet Gazette

After it was approached by Shentel about providing a cell tower to remedy coverage weakness in the Crozet area, Milestone Communications has proposed to build a 145-foot tower on the northeast corner of the Western Albemarle High School football stadium. The tower would also offer an antenna location to three other cell phone services, possibly including Verizon and T-Mobile, as well as an array that would boost the signal of the Internet system of the high school.

ACPS would get rent from Milestone for providing the location, $20,000 per year for the tower itself and $5,000 per year from each carrier that used an array, amounting to $40,000 per year.

The proposal goes before the Planning Commission on February 20.