On Friday, September 3, the P&Z Committee held a public meeting via Zoom to review a proposal by AT&T for a 5G antenna installation. Four committee members, one advisor, the APS Powerline subcommittee chair and 11 community members were present.
Mr. Steve Olson with Bechtel Infrastructure and Power Corporation (Mesa, AZ), presented on behalf of AT&T (applicant). The applicant has been pro-active and helpful providing illustrative graphics and information to the committee, which were shared with the public.
The applicant is proposing to install the antenna on a newly constructed tower on SR179, across from The Collective, on property owned by the Las Piedras Homeowners Association.
The committee agreed to postpone making recommendations on the proposal in light of the incomplete application to the County.
Community concerns that were expressed at the meeting included marring the viewshed at the gateway to the Village and health risks of 5G. Many letters of concern from community members have been received by the Council prior to and since the meeting. The committee is will continue to review community concerns and present them as the review process continues. (email firstname.lastname@example.org)
A strongly held value among the citizenry of the Big Park Region is preservation of the Red Rock vistas, not just for our residents but for visitors who come from around the globe, and for future generations. The committee is focused on pursuing creative and collaborative solutions that support robust utility infrastructure without sacrificing the magnificent, inspiring views.