CSC: DO 269 - North Branford D&O

DOCKET NO. 269 - Site Acquisitions, Inc. d/b/a Metro Tower application for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need for the construction, maintenance and operation of a wireless telecommunications facility located at 80 Old Post Road, North Branford, Connecticut.








August 12, 2004

Decision and Order

Based on the record in this proceeding we find that the cumulative effects associated with the construction, operation, and maintenance of the proposed wireless telecommunications tower at the proposed site, including effects on the natural environment, ecological integrity and balance, public welfare, scenic and recreational values, forests and parks, air and water, and wildlife are significant; are in conflict with the policies of the State concerning such effects; are not adequately balanced by the site specific need for the proposed tower; and therefore are sufficient reason to deny the proposed tower without prejudice.

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 the decision published in the 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 in this proceeding are:

Applicant                                              Its Representative

Site Acquisitions, Inc.                               Jennifer Young Gaudet, Esq.
d/b/a Metro Tower                                   Site Acquisitions, Inc.
                                                            345 Taylor Street
                                                            Talcottville, CT 06066

Intervenor                                                       Its Representative

AT&T Wireless PCS, LLC                            Christopher B. Fisher, Esq.
d/b/a AT&T Wireless                                 Cuddy & Feder LLP
                                                            90 Maple Avenue
                                                            White Plains, NY 10601-5196

Intervenor                                                       Its Representative

Southwestern Bell Mobile Systems, LLC        Wendell G. Davis, Jr., Esq.
(SBMS) d/b/a Cingular Wireless                   Blackwell, Davis & Spadaccini, LLC
                                                            158 East Center Street
                                                            Manchester, CT 06040

Party                                                                  Its Representative

The Old Post Road Stop                             John and Elisabeth Caplan
the Tower Association                               86 Old Post Road
                                                             Northford, CT 06472


Honorable William A. Aniskovich
State Senate 12th District
15 Grove Avenue
Branford, CT 06405


Town of North Branford Karl F. Kilduff
Town Manager
Town of North Branford
P.O. Box 287
North Branford, CT 06471-0287


Honorable Robert M. Ward
House of Representatives
Legislative Office Building
Suite 4200
Hartford, CT 06106

Intervenor                                                          Its Representative

Ochenkowski Towers, LLC                            Jean Szwabowski
                                                              Ochenkowski Towers, LLC
                                                              88 Parsonage Hill Road
                                                              Northford, CT 06472

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