Firm cancels phone-pager 'monopole' in Lisbon

February 29, 1996|By Dan Morse | Dan Morse,SUN STAFF

With its traffic roundabout and old country store, the tiny community of Lisbon hardly seemed like the place to hoist a 200-foot communications pole for the portable telephone and pager industry.

And it will stay that way, after a decision this week by American PCS not to seek approval for a "monopole" along Woodbine Road. Instead, the communications company plans to build about a mile to the north in the Route 94 Business Center, said Greg Sarrow, the zoning coordinator for America PCS.

The company changed its plans because of citizen complaints and a chance to build a slightly higher tower in the business area, Mr. Sarrow said.

Company officials said that in such business areas, companies do not have to go through the planning and zoning hearing process. They can go through the less-complicated procedure of obtaining a permit, he said.

Mr. Sarrow did not know when the pole would be erected on the newly chosen site.

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