Last week, the Albemarle Supervisors took up the topic of changes to its wireless tower policies. Amid a growing number of requests from mobile phone companies for new antennas, coupled with customer demands for higher-bandwidth connections, Albemarle will assess the state of its regulatory process and the impact of wireless towers on the community’s character.
Since 2004, the Supervisors were told that 76 so-called Tier II and Tier III towers had been reviewed. Of those, 2 requests were denied.
Examples of Albemarle’s current restrictions on the appearance of a tower include: