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Cell towers proposed

NORTH HUDSON The state Adirondack Park Agency has received three completed applications from Verizon Wireless for cell phone tower projects along the Adirondack Northway, Interstate 87. One of the three proposals is expected to go before the APA for approval at their Dec. 13 board meeting. The site of the proposed telecommunications tower is on state Route 9 in the town of North Hudson near exit 29. The overall height of the proposed tower, including a 10-foot lightening rod, is 94 feet. The 100-foot by 100-foot parcel of land will be leased from private land owners John E. and Jean F. Gokey. Also included in the proposal is an equipment building on a concrete pad at the base of the tower, an ice bridge to protect the cables connecting the tower to the equipment building and a chain link fence around the entire compound. Improvements are also planned for the gravel road that provides access to the tower. The public comment period for the North Hudson tower proposal ends tomorrow. Two other applications for towers in the town of Lewis and towns of Warrensburg and Lake George have been deemed complete by the APA and are expected to come before the board at its January meeting. The public comment period on these two towers extends until mid-December. Verizon Wireless is planning to build towers at a total of 11 sites along the Northway.

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