Supes deny property owner’s appeal |

Supes deny property owner’s appeal

The Nevada County Board of Supervisors denied a pair of appeals Tuesday from Penn Valley property owners relating to the construction of a cellular tower on an adjoining property.

Peter Lockyer and Juliet Erickson, who have consistently opposed the construction of a 48-foot cellular tower on a Nevada Irrigation District-owned parcel adjacent to their property, were protesting the county Zoning Administrator’s latest approval of a proposal made by Verizon Wireless.

The married couple claimed the tower protrudes past a ridge line and will be visible from public places, which directly flouts county code that requires new towers not be silhouetted against the sky.

Todd Herman and Brian Foss of the Nevada County Planning Department conceded the tower will protrude slightly above the ridge line, but said enough is being done by Verizon to blend the tower in with the surrounding environment.

Ultimately, the board agreed, 4-1, with Supervisor Terry Lamphier dissenting.

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