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T-Mobile Proposes Cell Phone Tower at Sierra Madre Avenue

The Planning Commission will consider the 55-foot wooden tower during its Nov. 1 meeting

T-Mobile Proposes Cell Phone Tower at Sierra Madre Avenue

An application for a cell-phone tower on Sierra Madre Avenue is headed to the Glendora Planning Commission for consideration Nov. 1.

T-Mobile wants to place the 55-foot wooden monopole in a residential community on Sierra Madre Avenue between Vista Bonita and Wabash avenues.

The Planning Commission was scheduled to vote on the cell phone tower during the Tuesday, Oct. 4 meeting when representatives of T-Mobile asked for a continuance upon learning of city staff’s recommendation to deny the request.

According to T-Mobile representative Amit Patel, the cell-phone carrier company would like “additional time to address and mitigate some of the City’s concerns over our proposal.”

City Planner David Chantarangsu said the original proposed location presented too much conflict with existing utility lines on Sierra Madre Avenue. Chantarangsu said there are at least three water lines running underground, one of which is a 10-foot wide water line that serves several cities in the area.

“There are a lot of overhead lines on Sierra Madre and aesthetics are a concern, but our main concern are the existing utilities that are in the ground at Sierra Madre,” said Chantarangsu.

Glendora Resident Walter Gorrell, who owns the property where the proposed cell phone tower would be placed, told commissioners the 55-foot tower would be an eyesore.

“I think a 55-foot pole would be overreaching all the trees and shrubs on that side of the street,” Gorrell said.

The proposed cell phone tower is headed back to the Planning Commission during the Nov. 1 meeting, at 7 p.m. in the City Hall Chambers, 116 E. Foothill Blvd.

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