LAVALLETTE — The borough is buckling down on possible 5G tower placements in town.
The Lavallette mayor and council, at their meeting Monday, unanimously adopted an ordinance amendment establishing regulations for “the setting of policies, cabinets and antennas” for any 5G cell towers that may be coming to Lavallette.
The ordinance amends chapter 56 of the borough codebook, where regulations on poles, antennas and cabinets in the rights-of-way have been set.
Rights-of-way is the legal right, established by usage, to pass along a route through grounds or property belonging to another.
Some of the updates to this ordinance include: No pole, antenna or cabinet shall be installed in the municipal right-of-way without the issuance of a right-of-way permit for that installation and ground-level cabinets are prohibited in the municipal right-of-way in the RA, RB and RC zones and on any public grounds, according to the borough codebook.
The updated ordinance also advised all applicants of a municipal right-of-way permit to meet with the borough engineer to review the scope of the applicant’s proposal.
The Borough Council shall also, by resolution, approve or disapprove every right-of-way permit application based upon the recommendations provided the Lavallette Land Use Board, pursuant to the New Jersey Statutes Annotated [NJSA].
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