Columbus Council Approves Contract With Cellular Company

4/21/17 – The Columbus Common Council has approved a request from US Cellular to erect a tower in Kiwanis Park. The action allows the company right of entry for testing that would take place across from the city’s Public Works Department on School Street. The 18-month study is standard procedure prior to installation of the proposed 120-foot cell tower. City Attorney Paul Johnson says that the right of entry testing must be completed before US Cellular can begin construction of the proposed tower on city property. The cellular company would pay a one-time fee of $850 to the city for the testing. The city will also receive $850 per month for providing the site as part of a five-year lease agreement with US Cellular once the company approves the location.