Wednesday, August 6, 2008

New cell tower rises on south side of Bellevue

A 100-foot cellular communications tower was erected on the south end of Bellevue last week after a three-year effort by Idaho Tower Co. to acquire a height variance from public officials. The new tower is located east of the U.S. Bank in Bellevue, approximately 170 feet east of Main Street. The tower will help alleviate spotty cell phone coverage, which officials feared could lead to safety issues for emergency services personnel such as firefighters and police officers. The city will receive $12,000 per year under a 30-year lease agreement with Idaho Tower for 500 square feet of city property under the tower. Bellevue City Administrator Tom Blanchard said Bellevue's E-911 emergency dispatch services and the city’s water and sewer telemetry systems will be attached to the tower free of charge. ( Express photo by Willie Cook)

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