Verizon Wireless is looking to establish two cell service towers at the Saunders Site and Lake Haven Site in Bedford County. Both are owned by the Saunders Volunteer Fire Company. This was brought before the planning commission on Tuesday night at its May 21 regular meeting.

At the Saunders site, Verizon is requesting a special use permit to construct a 195 foot tall monopole tower with the purpose to expand and enhance Verizon cellular coverage and services in the area. The proposed tower will be located on a property in Election District 2.

At the Lake Haven site, Verizon is seeking to build an 80-foot tall monopole tower, also to expand coverage and services, this one will also be located in Election District 2.

“We’re aiming to improve coverage and services in the area,” Bedford County planner Mariel Fowler said. “I’ve had very minimal phone calls about that.”

-For more information, see the May 22 edition of the Smith Mountain Eagle-

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