BROOKFIELD — A request to build a 130-foot cell tower on Bluemound
Road in the Town of Brookfield will have its first public hearing
antenna would be installed on a parcel of land next to Don and Roy’s
Motorsports at 17740 W. Bluemound Road. Under a town ordinance, the
approval process for a cell tower starts with a public hearing for
residents and business owners in the area to learn more about the
proposal and ask questions, said Gary Lake, town development
Due to recent
changes in state statute, municipalities have little control over
where cell towers are built and how far they are placed from a
property line, Lake said. Issues that the town used to include on
permit applications aren’t legal to impose anymore, like requiring
towers to be offset from all property lines by the same measurement
as their height.
like other carriers, must submit a report that supports why the
specific location was chosen and show there aren’t any other viable
options that would have the same service results, Lake said.
“If it needs to
be there, it needs to be there,” he said.
The Town Board
will set a date for a public hearing during a meeting on Tuesday.