Port of South Whidbey to look at cell tower plan

Port of South Whidbey commissioners will take another look at the future of a proposed AT&T cell phone tower on the hill above Possession Beach Waterfront Park at the port meeting on Tuesday, June 8.

The cell tower project was first proposed by AT&T last December. The company has said that construction of the tower will provide increased phone coverage throughout South Whidbey and improve wireless and emergency 911 phone reception as well as high-speed broadband Internet service.

Nearby homeowners object to the tower because they believe that future recreational use of the park was guaranteed by the initial estate bequest of the land in 1985 and its subsequent acquisition by the Port of South Whidbey.

Also on the agenda is the presentation of a clean marina certificate to port officials for the Langley small boat harbor from the University of Washington, a discussion of signage at the marina, the DockStock music on the pier program scheduled for Aug. 28, and updates on transportation issues from the commissioners.

The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 8 at 5475 Maxwelton Road in Langley.

For details, call Ed Field at 331-5494.

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