Residents protest cell tower location at cemetery

Published 1:39 am Sunday, January 23, 2011

Some Ellisville residents want the city to reconsider allowing Cellular South to put up a cell tower at a local cemetery.

The tower is planned on the property just off Mississippi Highway 29 South. The city gave approval to the 200-foot tower about six weeks ago.

Cellular South is leasing the land from the city for $500 a month.

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Residents with the Ellisville Cemetery Association say they don’t want the tower on any cemetery land.

Mayor Tim Waldrup said the proposed cell tower will go ahead unless a majority of the board of aldermen want to reconsider.