SHARPSBURG - Cellular One and Washington County are negotiating to put three 8-foot-high cellular antennae on top of Sharpsburg's water tank, a county official said Monday night.
Allowing the cellular telephone company to put the antennae on the 135-foot-high water tank off High Street near the Little League field would have less impact on Antietam National Battlefield than if the company built a new tower, battlefield Superintendent John Howard wrote.
"Really this is a rock and a hard place for the battlefield," Howard said after Mayor George Kesler read Howard's letter during the monthly Town Council meeting.
The antennae would not be on the battlefield, but Howard was concerned about the view from the battlefield.
If the antennae were painted a similar color as the water tank, they wouldn't be detrimental to the view from Antietam battlefield, Howard said.