Charlestown Town Council says communications tower would require local, state approvals, seeks location change

  • Source: Westerly Sun
  • Published: 04/10/2018 03:20 AM

A state plan to build a 178-foot emergency services radio tower along Route 1 in Charlestown might have to get approval from local land-use boards, and officials also want the state to pursue different sites. The Town Council on Monday voted to allocate $25,000 from its contingency fund to take “any and all action” to ensure the public health and safety of residents in relation to the proposed tower. “We want the town administrator and solicitor to look into this, and see if there are any better alternate sites at all,” Council President Virginia Lee said. The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency wants to build the tower off Route 1 northbound on state land about 182 feet from the state Department of Transportation's salt storage garage on Cross Mills Road.


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