small cell antennas

October 30, 2018 | Staff Writer

Council Delays Action on Small Cell Towers

The next County Council, which will be seated on Dec. 3, will decide the county’s next steps, if any, on small cell towers. Lacking a clear majority for passage, the current council deferred action on zoning regs that would have decided where the towers could be placed. State law prevents a county council from enacting […]

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October 22, 2018 | Staff Writer

Riemer Meets the Media

Montgomery County Council President Hans Riemer meets the media and discusses Metro, the threat to Walter Johnson High School, small cell towers and a proposed outdoor smoking ban.

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July 23, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Council to Take Up Small Cell Antennas Again

The Montgomery County Council will again take up small cell antennas, the antennas that are needed for the next wave of cell phone technology. The antennas have been controversial among residents who don’t want to see the antennas in their neighborhoods. In his address to reporters on Monday, Montgomery County Council President Hans Riemer said […]

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May 16, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Council Unanimously Passes Small Cell Antenna Regs

The Montgomery County Council unanimously approved new small-cell antenna regulations Tuesday. The regulations have been controversial among residents who object to the antennas as unsightly. State and federal laws do not allow local governments from disallowing the antennas in residential neighborhoods. Councilmember George Leventhal had hoped the council would adopt separate regulations — one set […]

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May 14, 2018 | Staff Writer

Riemer Meets the Media

Montgomery County Council President Hans Riemer discusses the latest developments on the I-270 widening project and small-cell antennas.

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March 19, 2018 | Staff Writer

Riemer Meets the Media, March 19

Council President Hans Riemer has his regular meeting with the media. He talks about the budget, small-cell antennas and his hip.

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February 5, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Riemer Meets the Media

In his regular meeting with members of the media, Montgomery County Council President Hans Riemer discusses a tax study performed by the Maryland Comptroller’s Office, a bill that could threaten local governments’ ability to regulate small cell antennas, the council’s work on the capital budget and economic development for breweries. Two Metro topics also came […]

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October 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Meeting Set for Public Input on Small Cell Antennas

A community meeting has been set for Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett to receive public comments on small antennas on streetlights and lower-height buildings. The meeting will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, in the Third Floor Hearing Rom at the Council Office Building, 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville. The meeting will focus […]

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October 11, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Executive Seeking Public’s Input on Proposed Zoning Text Amendment for Antennas

Montgomery County Executive, Ike Leggett, is asking for the public’s input on a Zoning Text Amendment (ZTA) draft to revise the county’s zoning code to address deployment of small antennas on streetlights and lower height buildings, according to a news release. As technology evolves, the County has received a number of applications to deploy small […]

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May 22, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, May 22, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, May 22, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Bus Fire: Montgomery County firefighters are investigating what sparked a bus fire at the Montgomery County Public Schools depot on Crabbs Branch Way over the weekend in Derwood. 2. Berliner Briefing: Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner is scheduled to meet […]

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