Monday, June 10, 2013

More information for comments on proposed Brockway Mountain cell tower

COPPER HARBOR -- Citizens concerned about the proposed cell tower on Brockway Mountain may wish to consider some new information for their comment letters.

Stephen DelSordo, Federal Preservation Officer for the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) recently replied to an email from Gina Nicholas, who had written to him and to Brian Grennell, Cultural Resource Management specialist in Michigan's SHPO (State Historic Preservation Office), asking for their "immediate intervention in the ill-conceived cell tower proposed for Brockway Mountain Drive in Keweenaw County, Michigan."

Nicholas noted in her message that Michigan's State Preservation Office (SHPO) has the right to invite direct FCC involvement when a proposed tower is under 200 feet.

In DelSordo's reply to Nicholas, he encouraged writing to the following project proponents:

Ed Roach of SBA Communications, email:
Laura Halpenny of SBA Communications, email:
Bill Sill, Attorney for SBA, email:
Amos Loveday, Consultant for SBA, email:

DelSordo also suggested providing comments to the FCC attorneys assigned to this project in order to help the agency have a complete record of public comments. These are the FCC attorneys: Don Johnson, email:; Dan Abeyta, email:

DelSordo added he will be traveling during the next two weeks and will have limited access to his email.

Editor's Notes:
This information posted at the request of Gina Nicholas, who also reported that several concerned citizens also received this information from Stephen DelSordo today. In spite of the June 10 deadline, letters can still be sent to the persons listed above.

See also the May 29, 2013, article, "Citizens, groups, speak at public meeting on potential effects of proposed cellphone tower on Brockway Mountain."

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