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Communications tower planned for Prince Edward

Diamond Towers V LLC has proposed a 199-foot communications tower in the approximate vicinity of Cloverdale Road in the Green Bay community of Prince Edward County.

Wade Bartlett

Zayne Aldrich, a project scientist with Trileaf Environmental, said Trileaf was hired by Diamond Towers V LLC in order to complete the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) environmental regulatory work for the telecommunications site.

The plans, which have not been seen by Prince Edward County officials were discovered through a public notice scheduled to be published in The Herald.

“The public notice I have ordered to be published through The Farmville Herald was with the intent to receive public comments regarding potential effects from this site on historic properties,” he said.

Asked for more information about the proposed communications tower, Prince Edward County Administrator Wade Bartlett said Friday, Jan. 31, he was not aware of the proposal and began seeking out information on it. He said the tower could not be built presently because the company making the proposal does not have a special-use permit.

“I can just tell you right now, there has been no special use request or approval for a tower at that location,” he said. “So, I don’t know what they’re doing. But sooner or later they’ll call, I guess.”

He said the company needs to talk to the county so the county is aware of the company’s plans.

The brief public notice concludes by stating that public comments regarding potential effects from the designated site of the proposed tower on historic properties may be submitted within 30 days from the date of the notice’s publication to: Trileaf Corp, Zayne, z.aldrich@trileaf.com, 10845 Olive Blvd, Suite 260, St. Louis, Missouri 63141. The notice also includes the phone number (314) 997-6111.

The notice was published in the Wednesday, Feb. 5, edition of The Herald.