Church to install antennas in bell tower

DOWNEY - St. Raymond's Catholic Church and AT&T received permission from the Planning Commission last week to install 12 wireless antennas inside the church bell tower.The antennas will be installed within the 61-ft. bell tower and behind a screen wall, not on the tower's facade, plans show. Per city regulations, the antennas are not permitted to extend above the tower. The application submitted by Rev. John Higgins and Justin Robinson of AT&T was approved by the city after it was found to have met existing guidelines. "Staff believes that the proposal is consistent with what other wireless companies have done to install antennas at other locations," city officials wrote in a report to planning commissioners.

********** Published: June 23, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 10