New 184-foot-high telecommunications tower in Yates backed by County Planning Board

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 23 December 2022 at 8:50 am

ALBION – The Orleans County Planning Board on Thursday evening voted in support of a new 184-foot-high telecommunications tower in Yates on the Yates-Carlton Town Line Road.

Tarpon Towers would own the tower, about 1,000 feet north of Route 18. Tarpon plans to lease out space to other companies.

The project is designed to increase capacity and improve phone coverage throughout the eastern portion of Yates, western part of Carlton, northeastern portion of Ridgeway, and northwestern portion of Gaines.

The tower also will allow Verizon to offload current overloaded sites/cells. Jared Lusk, a real estate attorney with Nixon Peabody, told county planners there is room for at least two companies to co-locate on the tower with the possibility for more.

The tower will go on land owned by Bradley Bentley. It will be built on a concrete pad that is 4 by 11.6 feet. There will also be a structure that is 6.3 feet by 6.3 feet to house supporting equipment.