DOCKET NO. 164 - An Application of Metro Mobile CTS of Hartford, Inc. and Metro Mobile CTS of New Haven, Inc., for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need for the construction, maintenance, and operation of a cellular telecommunications facility. The proposed prime site is located approximately 700 feet northeast from the end of the North Chestnut Hill Road cul-de-sac (Lot No. 7), Killingworth. The proposed alternate site is located approximately 350 feet east of 828 Summer hill Road, Madison, Connecticut.

Connecticut Siting Council

December 5, 1994


Pursuant to the foregoing Findings of Fact, and Opinion, the Connecticut Siting Council (Council) finds that the effects associated with the construction, operation, and maintenance of a cellular telecommunications tower and equipment building at the proposed prime site in Killingworth, Connecticut, including effects on the natural environment; ecological integrity and balance; public health and safety; scenic, historic, and recreational values; forests and parks; air and water purity; and fish and wildlife are not disproportionate either alone or cumulatively with other effects when compared to need, are not in conflict with the policies of the State concerning such effects, and are not sufficient reason to deny the application and therefore directs that a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need, as provided by section 16-50k of the Connecticut General Statutes (CGS) , be issued to Metro Mobile CTS of Hartford, Inc., (Metro Mobile), for the construction, operation, and maintenance of a cellular telecommunications tower, associated equipment, and building at the proposed prime site located off of North Chestnut Hill Road, Killingworth, Connecticut. We find the effects on scenic resources and adjacent landuses of the alternative site to be significant, and therefore deny certification of this site.

The facility shall be constructed, operated, and maintained substantially as specified in the Councilís record in this matter, and subject to the following conditions:

1. The self-supporting lattice tower shall be no taller than necessary to provide the proposed telecommunications service, and the tower shall not exceed a total height of 170 feet above ground level (AGL).

2. The Certificate Holder shall prepare a Development and Management (D&M) plan for this site in compliance with sections 16-50j-75 through 16-50j-77 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies. The D&M plan shall include detailed plans for the tower location and tower foundation; the placement of all antennas to be attached to this tower; placement of the emergency generator, equipment building, fuel storage tank, access road, utility line, and security fence; site and accessway clearing and tree trimming; and water drainage and erosion and sedimentation controls consistent with the Connecticut Guidelines for Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control (as amended.)

3. The Certificate Holder shall acquire all regulatory permits and approvals prior to the operation of the facility and submit copies upon receipt to the Council.

4. The Certificate Holder shall comply with any existing and future radio frequency (RF) standard promulgated by State or federal regulatory agencies. Upon the establishment of any new government RF standards, the facility granted herein shall be brought into compliance with such standards.

5. The Certificate Holder shall provide the Council a recalculated report of electromagnetic radio frequency power density if and when circumstances in operation cause a change in power density above the levels originally calculated and provided in the application.

6. The Certificate Holder shall permit public or private entities to share space on the proposed tower for fair consideration, or shall provide any requesting entity with specific legal, technical, environmental, or economic reasons precluding such tower sharing.

7. If the facility does not initially provide, or permanently ceases to provide cellular services following completion of construction, this Decision and Order shall be void, and the Certificate Holder shall dismantle the tower and remove all associated equipment or reapplication for any continued or new use shall be made to the Council before any such use is made.

8. Unless otherwise approved by the Council, this Decision and Order shall be void if all construction authorized herein is not completed within three years of the effective date of this Decision and Order or within three years after all appeals to this Decision and Order have been resolved.

9. The Certificate Holder shall notify the Council upon completion of construction.

Pursuant to CGS section 16-50p, we hereby direct that a copy of the Findings of Fact, Opinion, and Decision and Order be served on each person listed below, and notice of issuance shall be published in The Hartford Courant, The Middletown Press, and New Haven Register.

By this Decision and Order, the Council disposes of the legal rights, duties, and privileges of each party named or admitted to the proceeding in accordance with section 16-50j-17 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies.

The parties and intervenors of this proceeding are:

Metro Mobile CTS of Hartford, Inc. Brian C.S. Freeman, Esq.
Robinson & Cole
One Commercial Plaza
Hartford, CT 06103-3597


David S. Malko, P.E.,General Manager - Engineering
Sandy M. Ranciato, Manager
Metro Mobile CTS of New Haven, Inc.
20 Alexander Drive
Wallingford, CT 06492


Springwich Cellular Limited Partnership Peter J. Tyrrell, Esq., Senior Attorney
Springwich Cellular Limited Partnership
227 Church Street
New Haven, CT 06506

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