Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

By Sydney Yalshevec

Planning commission recommends rezoning of land for Viaero tower


The Kimball Planning Commission addressed their last meeting’s tabled agenda item concerning the recommendation to the city council to rezone some single family residential district (R-2) property to a light industrial district (I-1).

Mark Brown, chair of the planning commission, opened up the meeting to public comment. However, before the public spoke, it was noted that local governments cannot regulate environmental effects of cellular towers. According to guidelines presented by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), local governments are not allowed to consider health effects o...

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