Public hearing on changes governing cell towers, antennas set for Tuesday Edmonds Council meeting

The Edmonds City Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday night on a proposal to clarify regulations governing “wireless communications facilities” — cell towers and other support structures, antennas and equipment — in the city’s community development code.

At issue is the city’s wireless code, which was adopted in 2011 after a year-long rewrite process. “Since that time, staff identified several sections that needed to be revised to improve internal consistency and resolve confusion,” the council agenda states. Prior to considering this action, the council is also scheduled to vote on a separate agenda item involving a request by the law firm representing AT&T, to modify an existing wireless antenna it owns at the Commodore Condominiums building, 546 Alder St.

Also on the agenda is an information-only presentation on the city’s 2014 Pavement Preservation Program, which will highlight the streets scheduled for improvements this year.

In addition, the council will hear a report on last week’s committee meetings and will also hold an executive session regarding potential litigation.

You can see the complete agenda here. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers, Public Safety Complex, 250 5th Ave. N.

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