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Radio towers proposed for three city-owned sites in Roswell
by Joan Durbin
June 19, 2013 02:42 PM | 2353 views | 1 1 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Roswell residents will have a chance to weigh in on a tentative plan to erect 400-foot radio towers on three publicly owned sites around the city.

It’s the next step in the North Fulton Unified Radio System project, which will upgrade and enhance public safety radio capabilities for Roswell, Alpharetta, Sandy Springs, Mountain Park and Milton.

Roswell City Administrator Kay Love said optimal coverage means towers must be strategically located at sites that provide the highest elevation and coverage of the local terrain.

Currently, the northwest corner of the city near Mountain Park and Litchfield and the southeast corner of Roswell along the Chattahoochee River are two areas that are very difficult to cover, she said.

After evaluating many potential tower sites to boost those areas, three have been proposed. They are Roswell Fire Station #6 on Cox Road, city-owned property on Fouts Road and the fleet/transportation yard on Hembree Road.

“We need all three for the system to work,” Love said.

There will be two public information meetings about the radio system project in upcoming weeks, she said. Dates, times and locations will be on the city web site,

“We’ll share information about the project at the meetings and answer any questions people might have,” Love said.

The final staff recommendations will go the city council for a vote, likely sometime in July, Love said.
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