Columbus Asks Legislature For Local Control Of Cell Towers

5/4/17 – City officials in Columbus want the state legislature to know that municipalities should have more control over the placement of cell towers. The Columbus Common Council passed a resolution this week that calls on Madison to change state regulations to allow for more local control in locating telecommunications facilities. The city last month granted a request by US Cellular to conduct tests for a possible cell tower at the School Street entrance to Meister Park. Wisconsin state law restricts municipalities from objecting to such placements. The council resolution supports two proposed bills in the Assembly that would allow municipalities to have greater input in determining appropriate locations for tower placement.