The Barren Hill Fire Company and Verizon will be holding a town hall type meeting on Thursday, September 21st at 7:00 p.m. at the fire company to discuss the proposal to place a 100′ high monopole on the fire company’s property.
This proposal has been around for a while and is on the agenda of Whitemarsh Township’s Zoning Hearing Board on October 4th at 7:00 p.m. Below is how the agenda reads on this item:
Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless, 647 Germantown Pike, Lafayette Hill, PA; Parcel #65-00-04279-00-3; Block 022; Unit 014; VC-1 Village Commercial Sub-District 1. The Applicant proposes to construct a 100’ monopole with a 5’ lightening rod at the Property Location, the site of Barren Hill Fire Company. A 50’ by 50’ fenced compound is also proposed to house the associated accessory equipment. The following relief is requested: 1. Variance from Section 116-302.A.(1) to allow the facility in the VC Village Commercial District and to be within 500’ of a lot in residential use or a residential district boundary. 2. Variance from Section 116-302.A.(4)(c) to allow the facility to be within 500’ of a lot in residential use or a residential district boundary. 3. Variance from Section 116-302.G.(1) to allow the installation of groundmounted equipment above ground. By letter dated March 1, 2017, the applicant’s attorney requested a continuance until the May 10, 2017 meeting; by letter dated March 23, 2017, the applicant’s attorney requested a continuance until the June 7, 2017 meeting; by letter dated April 25, 2017, the applicant’s attorney requested a continuance until the September 6, 2017 meeting; by letter dated July 18, 2017, the applicant’s attorney is now requesting a continuance until the October 4, 2017 meeting.
Below is the notice about the town hall from the fire company: