AT&T has issued proposals to construct two new cell towers in the Town of Cottonwood, Arizona. As the towers would both exceed the Town’s current limit of 60-feet, they must receive special approval before construction commences. One tower would be located on the property of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, while the other would be situated on a local High School campus. According to Verde Independent, “In a highly competitive market for cellular phone coverage, applicants have been flooding governments for permission to locate towers sites throughout the Verde Valley. Camp Verde approved a 90-foot tower site north of La Fonda for AT&T. Clarkdale has been taking comments on a Verizon tower proposed on the site of mini storage units near the Clarkdale Fire District station.”
If the Planning Commission approves the applications made by AT&T, the property owners must seek proper counsel prior to signing a long-term agreement with AT&T. Vertical Consultants has worked with all types of property owners who are being paid below-market value for the use of their property. The primary reason for this is the lack of information and representation provided for these entities. Ample information and representation from a true landowner advocate are key factors these industries need in order to optimize the use of their properties. Vertical Consultants has made its mission to provide our clients the data they need. While telecom companies have professionals on their side who know the true value of every tower site they control, property owners should have advocates working for them determining options to optimize their telecom assets.