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County board votes down cell tower site in Shelby



Plans for a new cell phone tower in the town of Shelby have been voted down by the La Crosse County Board. 

The proposed 250-foot tower would handle phone coverage for AT&T and a government network for first responders. 

Board members voted first against delaying the request to get more public comment, then voted 15-7 to turn down a permit for the tower. 

Some people living near the Shelby site are opposed to having a cell tower built at that location. 

The tower plan was approved in committee before going to the full board. One supervisor said opponents of the project did not show up to speak against it at the committee meeting. 

In other county board business, board chair Tara Johnson announced that Noelle Weber Strauss would be nominated to fill the vacant 18th District seat representing Medary and Onalaska.

Laurence Berg recently resigned from the seat, citing health issues.

Strauss is expected to be sworn in at the first county board meeting in July, and would serve until the next board election in April.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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  1. Thomas Neberman

    June 21, 2019 at 8:09 am

    Where was the tower originally to be built?

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