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Public hearing for small cell equipment application closed on Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Decision of the Board of Selectmenfor Application of a New Cingular Wireless, PCS, LLC, d/b/a AT&T for a Small Cell Wireless Installation in the Public Right of Way Near 44 Burlington Mall Road
APPLICATION TO APPLY FOR SMALL CELL/5G EQUIPMENT IN PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY (Contact the Planning Department for non public right-of-way)
The Town of Burlington created a Small Cell Equipment committee to study, along with Town Counsel and the Board of Selectmen, a policy for requests for small cell equipment to be placed on utility poles in Burlington.
Members of that committee included:
Board of Selectman
Inspector of Buildings
Board of Health
Zoning Board of Appeals
The committee reviewed design criteria and submission application. Because of the strict timeline guidelines, the committee and counsel recommended a professional engineer to review all applications that come in.
It is acknowledged that there is concern about the possible health effects of wireless telecommunication facilities, however the Federal Communications Act of 1996, which is still in effect, only allows that local governments require applicable federal standards.