A tower company has issued a proposal to construct a 160-foot cell tower on private property in Sanford, Maine. Many residents are unhappy about the plan, as they are concerned since the property is located in a conservation focus area. According to Sanford Planning Director, “The plan Mariner (the tower company) presented to the city was consistent with the comprehensive plan and land use in a conservation focus area, and that Mariner would have to obtain the necessary federal permits before the plan could go forward.”

If the Sanford City Council approves the tower company’s proposal, the landowner must seek proper representation to assist him throughout the lease negotiation process. Vertical Consultants has worked with all types of landowners 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 by the tower and telecom giants.