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EAGLE-- Tuesday at the Eagle City Council meeting the issue of a 115-foot cell phone tower was the hot topic of discussion.

The tower proposed by Skyway Towers, LLC would also be camouflaged as a pine tree, and would sit on a 50 by 50 foot platform on the backside of hole two at the Eagle Hills Golf Course.

However, enough public comment was given by residents that the council voted to shoot down the proposal.

Residents expressed concern about the cell tower decreasing their property value, it being too noisy and an eyesore to look at.

Still, most everyone in Eagle can agree cell coverage is needed.

Those with Skyway Towers, LLC told the audience and the council that the way the current ordinance on cell towers was written, there are only two places in the city that could handle their proposed tower. One was near the school, which the public already shot down previously, and the other was the golf course.

The council voted to not grant Skyway Towers, LLC a permit for the proposed cell phone tower, but instead to perhaps gather together a focus group to find what areas of town could handle several small towers.

Also Tuesday, the council voted to send a letter to the Ada County Highway District to inform the commission that they are rescinding a decision to place a roundabout at the intersection of Old State Highway 44 and Eagle Road.

That vote was unanimous.

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