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Communications company seeking public input on future tower site

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The red pin at 1281 Pinecrest Street in Mountain City marks the proposed location of a 365- foot high communications tower planned by Tillman Global LLC. The company is currently seeking public input on the project.

By Marlana Ward
Freelance Writer

A communication tower construction company has recently announced plans to place a new tower in Mountain City. The company is reaching out to the community to ensure that no historical sites will be disturbed by the construction of the new tower.In a recent public statement, it was announced:

“Tillman Infrastructure, LLC proposes to build a 365-foot self-support communications tower at the approx. vicinity of 1281 Pinecrest St., Mountain City, Johnson County, TN 37683.”

The company, which will be handling the project, is Tillman Global. As described in an official release from the company: “Tillman Global Holdings, LLC, is a holding company, and through its subsidiaries, it provides telecommunications infrastructure building and renewable energy project development services.”

In late 2017, it was announced that Tillman Infrastructure, AT&T, and Verizon were entering a partnership to improve service coverage across the country. In the release announcing the collaboration, the companies discussed the potential for hundreds of new tower sites across the United States. “These new structures will add to the overall communications infrastructure in the US, and will fulfill the need for new locations where towers do not exist today.”

“This process is not a short one,” Donna Marie Stipo from Tillman Infrastructure commented. “It will take the better part of a year to complete, and these public announcements are the beginning steps.”

“In order for us to put these plans together the real estate side of things have already been completed,” Stipo, stated. “These ads are the first step to the environmental process, and we are just seeking to reach out and let the public know.”
Stipo also commented on Tillman’s future location within Mountain City and how it relates to their future in the area. “We are looking forward to being a part of the community and providing excellent service.”

Additionally, any local businesses or organizations interested in relocating their communication equipment to the new tower location will be welcomed as Stipo added, “We are always willing to speak to someone willing to relocate to our tower.”

Tillman is asking for anyone with concerns about the construction of the tower at the proposed site of 1281 Pinecrest Street to contact them: “Public comments regarding potential effects from this site on historic properties may be submitted within 30 days from the date of this publication to Trileaf Corp, Alison Adams, [email protected], 1051 Winderley Pl, Ste 201, Maitland, FL 32751.”