Thursday, May 2, 2013
St. Charles Tower opted to consider alternative locations for a new tower instead of having the Planning and Zoning Commission vote on the proposed location at Anthony's Produce.
A fake 90-foot-tall tree cell phone tower near Anthony's Produce won't be going up any time soon. St. Charles Tower, Inc. presented plans to build a tower on Jungermann Road near the Williott Road intersection during Wednesday's meeting with the Planning and Zoning Commission. The plan, however, didn't gain much traction as St. Charles Tower decided to come back next month so it can consider alternative locations. It was clear from the start of the presentation, the location was not popular with the commission. Commission Chairman Keith McNames immediately questioned St. Charles Tower representative Greg Yocum about the proposed location, asking why another tower was needed in the area. McNames pointed out a tower exists at the Veterans …
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Continuing discussion from August, the St. Peters Planning and Zoning Commission will vote on a T-Mobile tower
T-Mobile will be back in front of the Planning and Zoning Commission requesting permission to build a cell phone tower in a residential neighborhood. The proposed location of the 80-foot tower is near a water tower on the west side of Universal Drive, south of Willott Road. The location is an R-1 residential area and smack dab in the middle of a neighborhood. Representatives from T-Mobile said the tower would be similar to a utility pole. The proposed location, next to the water tower, is just another place for a utility, according to T-Mobile. The location was chosen, T-Mobile said, because it provided coverage to a residential area where coverage was lacking. Members of the community came out to the Justice Center and all in attendance …
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Two towers were discussed at St. Peters Planning and Zoning meeting. One approved and one was sent back to the drawing board.
Two cell phone towers get very different receptions at Wednesday’s Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. The Commission heard proposals for two new telecommunications towers in St. Peters. One tower was approved, while the other was told to come back in September for further discussion. The difference between the two proposed towers boiled down to location. After meeting with the Commission in July, the proposal from St. Charles Tower, Inc. passed inspection from the commission and now just needs approval from the Board of Alderman before the tower can go up. Plans call for the new cell phone tower to be located on the north side of Cloverleaf Drive South, east of Cave Springs Drive in a C-3 commercial district. St. Charles Tower had to…
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
St. Peters Commission to host August meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
The St. Peters Planning and Zoning Commission will continue a conversation about a cell phone tower at Wednesday's regular monthly meeting. At 6:30 p.m. tonight, Aug. 3, the Commission will meet at the Justice Center. The top item on the agenda is a continuation of Old Business relating to the construction of a cell phone tower. At the July meeting, the Commission heard a plan from St. Charles Tower, Inc. to build a new cell phone tower located on the north side of Cloverleaf Drive South, east of Cave Springs Drive. The Commission had no problems with the location or even the plan to build a tower, but rather what the tower was going to look like. City code regulations said the tower should be disguised, but the Commission wondered if a …
Thursday, July 7, 2011
The St. Peters Planning and Zoning Commission voted to keep the current code change relating to parking trailers in driveways.
The St. Peters Planning and Zoning Commission thinks the current trailer laws are just fine. At Wednesday’s Planning and Zoning meeting, the Commission hosted a public hearing on if the city of St. Peters should update to the Title IV Land Use (Chapter 405) of the St. Peters Municipal Code. The key part of the proposed code change concerned trailer usage for residents. The current code allows work trailers and dumpsters to occupy driveways for 45 days for residents to work on projects. The proposed change shrinks the number down to 10 days. At a recent Board of Aldermen meeting that discussed the change, Police Chief Tom Bishop said the 10-day limit is easier to enforce. With little debate—the only public speaker was told he didn’t need to…
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Council member wants to add an ordinance that would give the county more control over cell tower locations near scenic and historic places.
- Joe Scott
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
A cell tower will grow in the heart of southwest St. Charles County wine country. But a St. Charles County councilman will try to see that it’s the last one. During a closed session April 11, the St. Charles County Council approved an agreement that would allow the St. Charles Tower Inc. to build a cellphone tower in the Defiance area. The agreement settled a lawsuit brought by St. Charles Tower. The company sued St. Charles County for denying a conditional use permit for the cell tower. The tower will be located on Walnut Creek Trail near Highway F. “I was opposed to it, because I don’t like the fact that they’re putting up a 130-foot cell tower in wine country,” said Council Chairman Joe Brazil, R-District 2, of Defiance. The tower will …
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Proposed cell tower in Defiance would "ruin landscape" councilman says. Council hasn't approved cell tower in agricultural area in 10 years.
- Joe Scott
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
The St. Charles County Council voted down an attempt to put a cell tower in the Defiance area, a decision that could lead to litigation, said an attorney for the tower company. St. Charles Tower had requested to build the tower near Walnut Creek Trail in the Defiance area. The council voted 3-2 to approve the tower, but ordinances on the seven-member council require four votes to pass. Two council members were absent: Terry Hollander, R-District 5, of St. Charles, and Jerry Daugherty, D-District 6, of Portage de Sioux. Council members Nancy Matheny, R-District 3, John White, R-District 7 and Paul Wynn, R-District 4, voted for the bill. Council members Joe Brazil, R-District 1, of Defiance, and Joe Cronin, R-District 1, of St. Paul, …