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Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Home Government Rye Denies Crown Castle (and in turn Verizon Wireless) Its Big Poles

Rye Denies Crown Castle (and in turn Verizon Wireless) Its Big Poles

During its joint meeting with the Rye Board of Ed just before the Rye Little League parade on Saturday, Rye City Council voted to deny Crown Castle its installation of wireless equipment across the City of Rye.

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Crown Castle Denial

(PHOTO: Rye Mayor Sack and Deputy Mayor Killian just before the Crown Castle denial vote in city council chambers Saturday.)

With the exception of Terry McCartney, who was absent for the vote, Rye City Council voted unanimously to deny all three proposals Crown Castle presented to Rye. Perhaps the biggest issue was all three proposals had some equipment being placed on private property. From the beginning, residents had a variety of concerns including the impact on property prices due to the installation of large and unsightly equipment.

You can read the city staff recommendation for denial here and see the final city council vote here.

Crown Castle is an agent for Verizon Wireless, and nothing prevents either company from presenting other alternatives in the future.

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