Eagle Harbor Township Planning Commission Recommends Denying Special Use Permit for Proposed Cell Tower

On Tuesday, August 10th, the Eagle Harbor Township Planning Commission met to review the application from Diamond Towers for a special use permit to build a cell tower. This is the 263ft cell tower that is proposed to be located on US Hwy 41, across from the Lodge.

The planning commission reviewed the updated site plan that Diamond Towers submitted, and went through each point required for ensuring the site plan was complete. Commission members agreed that the site plan was complete.

The planning commission then reviewed the special use permit as it relates to meeting all the requirements for a special use permits. The commission members agreed that the special use permit for the cell tower in the proposed location did not meet the necessary requirements for being harmonious with the surroundings. More specifically, they determined that the following two required standards for approving a special use were not met:

  • 10.5.1(A): The Special Land Use shall be designed, constructed, operated and maintained in a manner harmonious with the character of adjacent property and the surrounding area; and
  • 10.5.1(B): The Special Land Use shall not change the essential character of the surrounding area.

As a result, the planning commission will recommend to the board of Eagle Harbor Township to deny the special use permit.

The Eagle Harbor Township board will meet in the near future to vote on the special use permit, and will consider the planning commission’s recommendation in their decision.

If you have an opinion about this proposed cell tower, you can be present during the board meeting and voice your thoughts during the public comment period. As well, you can submit your comments beforehand via email at office@eagleharbortwp.org

If you are not able to join the next board meeting in person, you can listen via Zoom:

Topic: Eagle Harbor Township Board Meeting
Time: Second Monday of each month at 7:00 PM Eastern Time
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Or strictly by telephone at 1-646-558-8656 and use the meeting ID and Passcode above to access.

[ Note: You will not able to comment via Zoom. Only persons physically at the meeting can comment during the meeting ]

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