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AT&T has been diligent in their attempts to lease property from the Department of Public Work’s George Cobb Land site because they would like to build a cell tower there.
Stephen Canning of North Jersey reported, “Lincoln Park was first approached by AT&T in early 2011 about the idea and subsequently went out to bid for the right to lease the property. AT&T turned out to be the high bidder, but talks to lease the land and construct a tower fell apart after the sides couldn’t agree to terms. Recently however, AT&T approached the borough again about the idea and seemed willing to compromise with Lincoln Park.”
The reason this project fell through before was because Lincoln Park didn’t like the idea of colocators on the cell tower. Colocators are companies that will place their own antenna on an already constructed cell phone tower.
“The borough gets a percentage of the rent from those colocators, but we don’t want to have to enter into contract with each one of them and have to manage each one of them,” Borough Attorney Tiena Cofoni said. (Source: North Jersey)
This deal is not final because the borough still has to go out to bid and it’s not certain that AT&T will be the highest bidder.