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Plans for towers stir controversy in Shelburne

Published: Jul. 20, 2020 at 5:01 PM EDT
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SHELBURNE, Vt. (WCAX) - If you’ve recently taken a drive down Dorset Street in Shelburne, you may have seen signs talking about two 84-foot towers.

Here's the story. The property owner wants to put two ham-radio towers on the land at 4450 Dorset Street.

The towers have been under discussion since February but the talk was placed on hold due to COVID-19.

While the property owner is a ham-radio specialist, we're told a few locals have concerns overs the towers being built.

"Long story short-- it's-- it's an issue that some people think of as having community benefits and other people think of as not having community benefits," said Dean Pierce of Shelburne Planning and Zoning.

A formal community discussion will be held over Zoom on August 13 to discuss the next steps for the project, which will include a balloon test to see how high the towers will be built.

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