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Cell tower ordinance passes in Stoddard

May 14, 2014

By Meghan Foley, The Keene Sentinel, N.H.



May 14--STODDARD -- Voters backed a zoning ordinance revamping the town's rules and regulations for cell towers Tuesday.

They also passed at the polls a zoning amendment about subdividing non-conforming lots.

The new cell tower ordinance is more extensive than what the telecommunication facilities regulations the town had in place, and while it increases the areas where cell towers and other telecommunications facilities can be built, it more-strictly regulates their construction and placement.

The passage of the ordinance comes less than a year after a fight about the placement of a cell tower on Melville Hill.

Elected without opposition were Stephen J. McGerty, selectman, three years; Christopher Madden and Ellen Mason, planning board, three years; Dan Eaton, moderator; Patricia "P.J." Lamothe, Stephen J. McGerty and Joseph Sarcione, board of fire ward, one year; Virginia GrandPre, trustee of trust funds, three years; Donna Hamilton, trustee of public library, three years; Carole Briere, supervisor of checklist, six years; David Vaillancourt, constable, one year; Mary Lou Stymest, cemetery commission, three years.

Of the town's 879 registered voters, 167, or about 19 percent, participated in Tuesday's elections.

Meghan Foley can be reached at 352-1234, extension 1436, or mfoley@keenesentinel.com. Follow her on Twitter @MFoleyKS.

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