The Township of Center, located in Pennsylvania, will soon be receiving a new cell tower in the backyard of its local police station. The proposed 80-foot tall tower will be constructed by Verizon, after a second attempt to build it proves fruitful. Originally, the township did not agree to the deal, but they have managed to come to an agreement with the township, and the tower will soon be standing tall. According to Timesonline.com, “As part of the deal, Verizon will allow Center police communication equipment on the tower for free, officials said. In addition, the township will receive monthly revenue for allowing the tower there.”
The first step the Township of Center officials need to make is to secure proper representation prior to signing a long-term agreement with the telecom company. They must make sure they find out the true value for the use of her land, including any revenue sharing produced from co-locator income. Vertical Consultants has worked with all types of property owners, including municipalities, who are being paid below-market value for the use of their property.