190-foot cell tower going up near Glenwood Oaks restaurant

2013-10-03T20:30:00Z 2013-10-03T22:21:14Z 190-foot cell tower going up near Glenwood Oaks restaurantPaul Czapkowicz Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
October 03, 2013 8:30 pm  • 

GLENWOOD | The Village Board on Tuesday approved a resolution to allow AT&T to build a 190-foot cellular tower on village-owned property just north of the Glenwood Oaks restaurant.

AT&T will pay for construction and give the tower to the village in exchange for an abatement of rent.

"They're going to get free rent until they get $150,000 credit on it," Village Attorney John Donahue said.

At a yearly rental rate of $30,000 plus a 2 percent annual increase, that would take a little less than five years.

The village will occupy space at the 190-foot level of the tower for its own wireless networking system, while AT&T will be at the 150-foot level.

"There are three other spots for other cellular carriers with the hope that we can lease one or more of those out," Donahue said.

In other news:

• The Village Board gave approval to buy a server and monitor from Current Technologies at a cost not to exceed $13,600 to allow for a faster retrieval of footage from security cameras stationed at the village-owned Glenwoodie Golf Course.

Police Chief Demitrous Cook said it would take one to two days with existing equipment to download video from the Glenwoodie cameras.

He said the server at the Police Department allows for a much more timely retrieval of footage from cameras positioned there.

"I can pull two or three hours of video in 20 or 30 minutes," Cook said.

• Michael Lucia was hired as a full-time fire/building inspector at a starting annual salary of $39,423 pending successful completion of a medical exam.

Lucia currently serves the village as a paid-on-call firefighter.

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