Small Cell Equipment Public Hearings

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We respectfully request that all questions be funneled through this office vs. residents separately sending emails to the town's contracted counsel and engineers so that all questions may be posed to them in one location.

Public hearing for small cell equipment application closed on Wednesday, April 14, 2021   

Decision of the Board of Selectmen for 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

(Contact the Planning Department for non public right-of-way)

Small Cell Cover Letter and Policies

Cover Letter

Application for Small Cell wireless installations

Design Rules and Regulations

Burlington Bylaw describing Planning Board requirements

Contact to request:

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
  • Planning Director
  • Police Safety
  • Board of Health
  • Fire Department
  • Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Purchasing Analyst
  • Bylaw Review
  • Town Engineer
  • Town Clerk
  • Resident

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.