Viaero Erecting Shorter Broadband Tower on South 6th Street


Tower Site on South 6th Street, June 2018 photo


This past June, the Lamar City Council denied a permit to erect a 100 foot wireless broadband communications tower at 207 South 6th Street, as requested by Viaero Wireless and Mountain Tower & Land LLC.  The Lamar Planning and Zoning Commission approved the request during their May meeting following a public hearing, but the council, during their June meeting, cited a building code prohibiting  any structure in a C-2 zoning district that was over 100 feet tall.

Now, a similar tower, but at less than half the height of the initial request by Viaero is being installed. The office of the city’s Chief Building Inspector said the new tower will be only 45 feet in height which is permitted by current building codes.  It is a self-supporting structure that requires no guy-wires and a fence will be built on the property both for security and to afford some privacy for neighbors.

By Russ Baldwin

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