Supervisors to discuss towers today
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, February 20, 2001
Tuesday, February 20, 2001
The Natchez Democrat
The Adams County Board of Supervisors will meet with a consultant
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today to discuss changes to a proposed ordinance regulating the
construction of antenna towers.
&uot;I’d hate to have an ordinance in place and you have to
come back and change something after (you’ve approved it),&uot;
said Supervisor Lynwood Easterling.
Like the City of Natchez, Adams County currently has a moratorium
banning the construction of antenna towers.
The supervisors approved the moratorium in July to last until
they approved an ordinance regulating tower construction.
The ordinance would regulate such things as the design, location,
height and lighting on antenna towers.
But at the suggestion of supervisors in other counties, the
board arranged to have Bubba Weir of Jackson speak to them at
9 a.m. today during their regular meeting.
Easterling said he &uot;definitely&uot; wanted to speak with
Weir before the board approved the ordinance.
&uot;(I) want to make sure we’re covered for (the present
and for) the future,&uot; Easterling said.
One of his biggest concerns is the future locations of the
Easterling does not want to impede economic development but
&uot;you don’t want to see these towers stuck right up (on) the
Easterling said he did not expect the board to approve the
ordinance after today’s discussion.
The Natchez Board of Aldermen placed Natchez under a tower
moratorium in November to allow time to research any needed changes
to an ordinance it passed in 1998.
The Natchez Metro Planning Commission discussed the ordinance
last week but it could not take any action because it did not
have a quorum present.
But any decision made by the commission will only serve as
a recommendation to the aldermen instead of amending the ordinance.
The City of Natchez’s moratorium expires this month and the
aldermen will hold their next meeting Feb. 27.
Other members of the Adams County Board of Supervisors could
not be reached for comment Monday.