CLARENCE, N.Y. -- Clarence is the latest Western New York community to consider temporarily stopping any new cell phone towers from being built.
Wednesday morning, the Clarence Town Board had a special meeting to consider imposing a six-month moratorium on applications and processing for wireless telecommunication towers.
Board members decided to move forward with plans considering the six-month moratorium, said Patrick Casilio, Clarence Town Supervisor. He said they would like more information from Verizon on where the towers would be going and on an ability to control their installation.
However, further studies will also be completed on the placement of towers before making a decision on the moratorium.
"It's a very new process that Verizon is introducing to the area," Casilio said. "The Town of Tonawanda and Town of Amherst are also looking at it and we're having a joint meeting with them to discuss strategy as far as reviewing these antenna systems."
A public meeting will be held August 9 to get input on the cellular antennas.