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East Donegal OKs New Cellular Tower

By NICOLE E. MATTHEWS

Special to the Advocate

Cell phone carrier AT&T Mobility has been approved to build a cellular tower in East Donegal Township, following a conditional use hearing held at the August meeting of the township supervisors.

The tower will be located on land owned by PP&L for its overhead transmission line off of Old Colebrook Road, adjacent to land owned by resident Eric Wolgemuth, according to Township Manager Jeffrey Butler.

The cell tower will create improved mobile telephone and data service coverage for areas in East Donegal Township and Marietta Borough.

Butler said the next step in the process would be for AT& T to apply for a zoning/building permit. The company has not provided any timeframe for the tower construction.

The tower will be 185 feet tall, with a 4-foot tall lightning rod, for an overall height of 189 feet, Butler said.

It will be fenced in and unmanned.

Also at the meeting on Thursday, Aug. 1, supervisors passed a resolution prohibiting video gaming terminals from being located in East Donegal Township.

The next meeting of the board of supervisors will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5, at the East Donegal Township Municipal Building, 190 Rock Point Road, Marietta.

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