Plans for cell tower in Thiensville advance as provider submits proposed contract

News Graphic Staff

July 20, 2017

THIENSVILLE — Members of the Thiensville Village Board decided Tuesday to discuss the details of a proposed contract for a cell phone tower in closed session.

PI Tower Development, which is handling location services for the Verizon tower, submitted a lease agreement to the village. It was reviewed by Robert Feind Jr., who does contract work as the village’s attorney, who raised a variety of discussion points in a two-page letter submitted June 30.

Feind’s letter addresses the amount of rent the village will receive, additional equipment that can be placed on the tower, renewal terms and other topics.

The matter was discussed briefly Monday before Trustee Elmer Prenzlow suggested it might be more appropriately discussed in closed session; other trustees agreed.

The 105-foot-tall cell tower will be located on village-owned land between the sewer lift station on North Main Street and the power lines just to the west. The site now houses the village’s tornado siren, which will be relocated from its current 60-foot-tall tower. That tower will be taken down.