Roof cell-tower site proposal tabled by Shelton P&Z

The Shelton Planning and Zoning Commission tabled a request by SAI Communications to mount a cell tower with 12 antennas on the roof of 4 Research Drive.

Ruth Parsons, P&Z chairman, questioned why the telecommunications firms — such as AT&T and Verizon — are putting up cell sites near each rather than sharing the same locations. “I prefer to see [them] side by side,” she said of putting the equipment on the same tower.

P&Z Administrator Rick Schultz is compiling a list of all cell sites in the city, with at least three new proposals now in the works. Roof-mounted cell sites are controlled by the city while the state controls stand-alone towers.