AT&T is conducting a balloon test at Highland Golf Course in Shelton, Connecticut in order to give residents an idea of the potential cell tower’s height and visibility. The two possible sites are located on golf course land and this test is intended to choose the better location. According to Sheraton Herald, “Cell tower applications are handled by the Connecticut Siting Council and do not need local zoning or wetlands approval. If AT&T should make a formal application for one of the locations, the Connecticut Siting Council would hold a formal public hearing in Shelton as part of that approval process.”
If AT&T does go through with the application process to construct a cell tower, the representatives for Highland Golf Course need to seek counsel prior to signing any agreement with the telecom company. 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. The primary reason for this is the lack of information and representation provided for these entities.