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12/05/18 2:00pm

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Commissioner Andy Reeve, waiting for Tuesday’s Town Board vote that approved installation of a cell tower at the Manhanset Firehouse.

Finally.

After four years of intense debate and negotiation, the proposed 120-foot cell tower on the grounds of the Manhanset Firehouse on Cobbetts Lane passed muster with the Town Board Tuesday.

The vote was 4-0, with Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams abstaining because she is secretary-treasurer of the Fire District, creating a potential conflict of interest. (more…)

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06/20/18 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Manhanset firehouse is the site of a proposed cell and emergency communications tower.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
The Manhanset firehouse is the site of a proposed cell and emergency communications tower.

The proposal by the Board of Fire Commissioners to construct a 120-foot cell phone and emergency services communications tower at the Manhanset firehouse on Cobbetts Lane had a public hearing before the Town Board on June 15. (more…)

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08/02/17 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO David Harms, argued at the July 26 ZBA meeting against a proposed 120-foot cell tower adjacent to his Cobbetts Lane property. Also pictured is John Coughlin, attorney for Elite Tower, Verizon and the Shelter Island Fire Commissioners.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
David Harms, argued at the July 26 ZBA meeting against a proposed 120-foot cell tower adjacent to his Cobbetts Lane property. Also pictured is John Coughlin, attorney for Elite Tower, Verizon and the Shelter Island Fire Commissioners.

Most of the anticipated fireworks over construction of a cell tower ticketed for the Manhanset Firehouse on Cobbetts Lane to improve fire department communications and cell phone service in the area are on hold awaiting a public hearing before the Town Board. (more…)