The Washington County Board of Zoning Appeals is holding a public hearing Wednesday on a proposed 199-foot cell phone tower that would be built in the middle of an apple orchard at 13840 Md. 64.
The agricultural-zoned property is owned by John R. Martin.
The tower would be on the 58-acre Ivy Hill Farm, which has been farmed by the Martin family for six generations, Martin said.
Farming would continue at the site even if a tower is built, Martin said. The tower would be surrounded by apple trees about 20 feet high, he said.