The proposed House Bill would limit a city's ability to control cell towers through zoning.
Alpharetta is prepared to oppose legislation that would limit its zoning controls for cell towers and that prohibits any city from offering Internet broadband if any private carrier alrady offers the service. The North Fulton city joins Milton in opposing House Bill 176, which limits the municipal zoning authority for cell towers. According to the resolution City Council will consider at tonight's meeting in City Hall at 7:30, the legislation would:
The Milton City Council approved a resolution opposing House Bill 176, which limits local governments' time to review cell tower applications.
A proposal to limit the time frame in which local governments can review and approve cell tower applications is not sitting well with Milton city leaders. The Milton City Council on Wednesday approved a resolution announcing its opposition to House Bill 176. If the legislation clears the Georgia General Assembly and signed into law by Gov. Nathan Deal, it would give local governing bodies 150 days to review a cell tower application. If the application hasn't been decided on within the 150 days, the tower would automatically be approved. Council members also approved 5-1, with council member Matt Kunz opposing, a rezoning request from Reunion Park, LLC. The company requested the city to rezone .5 acres at 15260 Hopewell Road from AG-1 …