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    Volunteers sought forock-in: Area volunteers areeeded for the annual

    Germantown Youth Futuresock-in set for Friday, May 10,

    to 11 p.m., at KennedyMiddle School. See page 3.

    BYTHOMAS J. MCKILLEN

    MANAGING EDITOR

    The Germantown Village Boardpostponed action on a conditional userequest that would have allowed for a150-foot monopole wireless communi-cations tower in the northeast sectionof the village.

    The tower is proposed by AT&Tand would be located on a 25-acreparcel at W124 N13185 WasaukeeRoad.

    Resident Charlie Tur of Cedar Lanecompared the situation to the movie"Groundhog Day," in which the sameday keeps repeating itself over andover again.

    Tur explained that the villagerejected a monopole tower proposednearby 20 years ago.

    "It cost many of us time, effort andmoney to defeat that proposal," Tursaid. He then asked how many homeswould be nearby if that tower hadbeen approved. Tur said that 13 yearsago a tower was proposed nearby butfollowing objections from residents acompromise in which the tower waserected within a silo was reached.

    "Are we telling the future residentsthat we are building a tower farm in

    northeast Germantown or are weencouraging residential develop-ment?" Tur asked.

    Marty Peck, a member of the PlanCommission, noted there are two tow-ers nearby that are disguised as silos.Peck said the compromise reached 13years ago came after the village hireda consultant to research the matter.

    "The property value concern is a

    valid concern we have right now," hesaid.

    He also questioned why AT&T did-n't seek other options to co-locate onnearby towers and said "there's onlytwo dozen people who would beaffected by this." He said the companycame to Germantown after Mequon

    Residents object to proposed celltower, board postpones action

    Trustee Terri Kaminski responds to residents concerns about a proposedcell tower during the April 15 Village Board meeting. Kaminskis motionto delay action on the proposal was supported by the board. Photo byThomas J. McKillen.

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    Area volunteers are needed for thennual Germantown Youth Futures Lock-int for Friday, May 10, 6 to 11 p.m., atennedy Middle School.

    The eventwhich has a theme of Outerpacewill include carnival games, laserg, bungee basketball, dance, open gymnd more.

    A minimum of 25 chaperones are need-d for both shifts5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and 8

    11 p.m. Those who are interested canoose one or both shifts. Chaperonesould be at least 18 years old and out ofgh school.

    High school volunteers are also needed

    to run games, collects tickets, sell conces-sions and oversee events, as well as for setup from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Interested teensshould stop by the high schools YouthFutures during lunch April 29 and May 1.Assignments will be given on a first-come,first-served basis, but an effort will be madeto accommodate requests. A maximum of 60volunteers will be selected; no walk-ins theday of the event.

    The lock-in is the major fundraiser for theyouth organization that promotes substance-free living among teens.

    For more information, call theGermantown Rec. Dept. at (262) 250-4710;e-mail Patti Heinen at [email protected]; or fax (262) 255-2920.

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    jected a tower proposal."The tower is going at the edge of

    ermantown where they have the least num-er of people to complain about it, and it'srving Mequon and Ozaukee County at

    ur expense," Peck said.Mary Ellen Gray, a landscape architect,

    id the proposed tower would be a visualtrusion on residents in the area.

    "It doesn't have to be there. AT&T wants

    it's what's best for them," Gray said.Resident Debbie Markiewicz said her

    n purchased property directly south of theoposed tower with the intent of possibly

    uilding a new home in the future."When we heard that this was going up,

    at whole reason was practically gone,"arkiewicz said.

    Richard Rogers, a representative fromT&T, said the company seeks to look at co-cating on other towers as a first option.

    "We have studied the co-location oppor-nities in the community, and they're just notere," he said.

    Rogers also said there is a "coverageole" in the area for AT&T and other wirelessoviders.

    "People are not going to build

    400,000-$500,000 homes unless theyave good broadband coverage, becauseoadband coverage is the future," Rodgersid.

    Three residents spoke in favor of the pro-

    posal. Resident Richelle Barker said the vil-lage needs to improve its current wirelesscapability and prepare for the future of wire-less services.

    "The tower at the height it is currently pro-posed is an important part of AT&T's networkthat will improve our current wireless capa-bility and expand the broa