Port of South Whidbey takes shots on progressing cell tower

The lease for the controversial cell tower on Port of South Whidbey property at Possession Point has been signed by AT&T, marking another step toward its erection.

Angie Mozer, port finance manager, said, “We got the signature on the lease — the next step until payment.” AT&T is facing the county permit gauntlet before it can start building the tower on top of a high bluff.

Tower opponent Clyde Monma, whose house is near the tower site, read a letter blasting the port and particularly board President Curt Gordon for “significant inconsistencies and misleading and false statement” allegedly made during the process. He asked for a written explanation and then left Tuesday’s meeting.

Gordon made no reply. A woman sitting in the audience commented about the tower, “I’m all for it, you can’t build it fast enough.”

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