Verizon ups ante for downtown cell towers

After voting Aug. 6 to end negotiations with Verizon Wireless on a potential cell tower downtown, the Adams County Board of Supervisors has reopened discussion on the project and hopes to reach an agreement by the end of this month.

Verizon first approached the county in January with a proposal to put several cell satellites on the roof of the Adams County Office Building at 300 N. St. Joseph Ave.

Verizon plans to put six satellites, each about one foot wide and six feet tall, on the building and to pay the county for its exclusive use of the space.

Verizon initially offered to pay the county $7,200 a year for the spot, but that amount has been renegotiated to an annual payment of $15,120.

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