North Coast Advisory Council to hear cell-tower plans, name officers

ktanner@thetribunenews.comMay 9, 2013 

North Coast Advisory Council members are to review a couple of cell-tower sites soon, and are expected to select new officers and council members, but won’t yet be getting an official update on an affordable-living project proposed for the meadow end of Schoolhouse Lane.

The meeting is to begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, at Rabobank, 1070 Main St.

The cellular communications sites under review are a Verizon installation at Coast Union High School, 2850 Santa Rosa Creek Road, and an AT&T facility at the Linnvestments-owned medical building at 2150 Main Street, next door to the Chevron gas station. The latter is a reapplication for a project considered last year, according to committee Chairman John McGarry.

The committee’s advice on each project is to go to Supervisor Bruce Gibson, county planners and other departments.

McGarry said Tuesday, April 30, that according to federal law, there are few valid reasons for not recommending a cell-tower site, as long as the projects complies with county codes and meets Federal Communication Commission regulations.

Among anticipated council changes, NCAC Chair Tom Gray emailed council members April 30, saying he was not going to seek another year as chairman, and NCAC member/Land Use Committee Chairman Erwin Ohanessian would be leaving. The council also has other vacancies to fill.

On the proposed People’s Self-Help affordable-housing project, Gray told his members in a May 3 email that, due in part to a change in architect, the nonprofit group doesn’t anticipate having a redesigned project plan ready for county review until June. 

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