The Springfield Park Board will meet tonight (3/14) at 5:30 at their district headquarters at Bunn Golf Course on South 11th street to consider a new source of revenue. But some residents are concerned about what it might do to their property values. The issue is a 100 foot cell phone tower that AT&T wants to build on Pasfield Golf Course. The cell provider would pay the district a one-time fee and monthly rent for the space, which could be $1,500 a month or more.
The tower would essentially be disguised as a tree, and according to Gray Noll, vice president of the Springfield park board, it will also provide better cell service to the area.
NOLL: “My personal opinion is all government entities should be looking at ways to bring in revenue.”
Bart Troy lives near the golf course, he and some of his neighbors are leery of the idea:
TROY: “It’s very visible at 100 feet with its spiky appearance. And the other side of it is that it may affect home values and property values.”
If the board votes to approve the plan at the meeting it would still need city zoning approval.