Jefferson planners set hearing on phone towers
By DON AINES
Staff Writer, Martinsburg
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The Jefferson County Planning Commission voted Tuesday night to schedule a public hearing next month on an amendment to the zoning ordinance that would impose a temporary moratorium on new wireless communications towers.
The hearing will be held Feb. 10 at the commission's regular meeting and is in reaction to a proposal by U.S. Cellular for a 260-foot tower near Harpers Ferry, W.Va.
If the Planning Commission recommends approval of the amendment, it could be acted on by the County Commission on Feb. 12, according to Planning Director Paul Raco. The moratorium would run to July 1.