SHARPSBURG - Several Sharpsburg-area residents said last week that they would prefer cellular antennas be placed atop the town's water tank instead of building a new tower.
Cellular One is negotiating with Washington County officials to place three 8-foot-high antennas on top of the 135-foot-high water tank off High Street near the Little League field. The company says the antennas will improve cellular telephone reception in southern Washington County.
John Shoemaker, 75, who lives one block from the pale green water tank, said last Wednesday that he doesn't oppose the antennas.
The negotiations include how much money the county's Water and Sewer Department would receive from Cellular One in exchange for the right to put the antennas on top of the water tank, Dean Lowry, the county's real property administrator, told town officials April 6.