WILTON — The Wilton Board of Selectmen will decide on the site plan for a Verizon cell tower after a study showed it would not be visible, for the most part, from surrounding residential properties.
The study, done on Dec. 2 by All Points Technology at the request of Verizon, found the year-round proposed tower at 180 School Road would be mostly limited to properties within a quarter-mile of the tower, most of them town-owned. The second visibility test done on the site, it examined the visibility of the proposed tower from two locations on the site, studying the area within a two-mile radius using computer modeling and a crane test, where a crane was positioned at the facility at the approximate height of the tower. A bright red flag was positioned at the tip of the crane to show how visible this point might be from the planned tower height. All Points Technology then drove along area roads and visiting public properties and select residences to chart the tower’s potential visibility.