A permanent Verizon tower is still awaiting final approval next month but rezoning approval brought the tower project one step closer to reality.
According to a representative from Verizon who was present at the hearing, the temporary tower that is now in place at the Exeter football field will be moved to Milligan once the new tower is completed and working. It was estimated the construction would be complete mid-July.
The board reviewed the recommendations made by the Fillmore County Zoning Commission and had the option to approve or deny the recommendations by the zoning commission. The zoning change to a conditional use only was approved but no resolution was made. The second part of the hearing was to approve the application for the conditional use permit to construct a 105’ cell tower. The board will vote on the resolution next month.