Lyon County approves cell phone tower

MARSHALL — A planned cell phone tower northwest of Ghent got the approval it needed from the Lyon County Board on Tuesday.

County commissioners voted in favor of a conditional use permit for the 250-foot communications tower.

The permit, approved by the county planning and zoning commission last week, will allow Verizon cellular to build a tower in Grandview Township, on a parcel of land owned by Orville and Marjorie Hennen. Plans for the tower included setbacks from the main property line, a road right of way, and neighboring properties.

Todd Hammer, of Lyon County planning and zoning, told commissioners that in addition to the planning and zoning commission, information about the permit application was brought to officials in Grandview Township and the city of Ghent. There were no objections to the plan, he said.

It wasn’t hard to see why, joked Commissioner Gary Crowley.

“Everyone wants better cell phone service,” he said.

County commissioners didn’t have objections to the cell phone tower, either. They approved the conditional use permit.