Village reviewing cell tower locations, licensing issues

The South Jacksonville board’s discussion of the proposed AT&T cell tower will continue today as directors review a second round of proposed tower sites.

The council refused the first proposal.

The council will meet in special session at 6:30 p.m., but will also meet in committee of the whole after the special meeting.

Village President Dick Samples said council would continue to discuss the project that would bring an AT&T cell tower to the village.

“There are currently three potential sites that (AT&T) are analyzing,” Samples said. “They look at them and will answer us.”


One site is at the Prairie Land Heritage Museum, another is on private land and has not been publicly disclosed and another is south of the originally proposed site and not on village land, Samples said. .

The village rejected a proposal to build a tower on village-owned property near the South Jacksonville Police Department and South Jacksonville Fire Department at 1810 Sequoia Drive.

The trustees declined the proposal as they feared it would interfere with the police and fire services communications tower and limit the village’s use of the land. Both departments used the area for training.

It would also prevent any expansion plans for either department.

In addition to the cell tower discussion, the council will have the opportunity to discuss the limited availability of trash can services and the options available for service, Samples said.

The misinformation has given the impression that there are several companies providing garbage service in the area and Samples wants to give the council the opportunity to discuss the issue so that everyone has the correct information, he said. -he declares.

Council will also have the opportunity to discuss a proposed Special Use Permit for a South Jacksonville woman who wishes to establish a dog grooming and daycare service.

“We have someone who wants to have a kennel or two, but our ordinance doesn’t allow kennels in residential areas,” Samples said.

During the special session, the board is expected to vote on approving offers for the rock and chip program through Benton and Associates and approve a lease agreement with Hopper RV Co.

The meeting will take place at the South Jacksonville Village Hall at 301 Dewey Drive.

Milton S. Rodgers