Cell phone tower's rejection stands
By SCOTT BUTKI / Staff Writer
American Tower Corp. of Millersville, Md., has decided not to appeal a rejection of its request to erect a 190-foot telephone communications tower in Rohrersville, a company attorney said Wednesday.
"We weighted the costs and benefits and decided not to appeal," attorney Patrick Welsh said. "It wasn't cost effective."
American Tower received the Washington County Board of Zoning Appeals' written decision rejecting the proposal in mid-July. The company had 30 days to decide whether to appeal the decision to Circuit Court.
The company has not notified the county of its decision, Welsh said.
American Tower does not have any plans at present to pursue the construction of towers at any site in Washington County, Welsh said.
Sen. Donald Munson, R-Washington, said he was pleased by American Tower's decision.
"I think it was a wise decision and I applaud them for that decision," he said.