Landrum Council meeting update
AT&T to build new tower, planning board approves strip mall
LANDRUM—Currently AT&T has a cell tower located on a piece of property off of Ridge Stock Road that is roughly 50 feet tall. AT&T set forth a proposal to build a new tower that would be between 150-200 feet tall and would offer better signal and coverage.
Landrum City Council met Tuesday and discussed several agenda items.
The Landrum City Council passed a motion that will allow negotiations with AT&T to begin in regards to the leasing of the property that the new tower will be built on. This will create a new source of revenue for the city of Landrum. The council has already appealed to AT&T to allow the Landrum Fire service to relocate its towers to the site of the new AT&T tower. The new tower would allow the Landrum Fire service to have a better, and wide range of signal for their system.
The Planning Commission approved the construction of the new 4,800-square foot building in the Bi-Lo shopping center. There will be an additional meeting in regards to the construction of the building within the next 30 days. The Planning Commission will be meeting again on Monday, May 20, with the City Council to discuss any issues or concerns associated with the project.
In regard to old business, the City Council passed two items on to next month’s meeting. The city is still looking for an architectural firm to handle the Landrum Farmers Market and the Landrum Rail and Museum projects.
During the City Council meeting the board also approved the addition of three new members to the planning commission. The three new members are William Robinson, Merry-Beth Noble and Joshua Freel. With the addition of these three candidates the Planning Commission will fill all seven of its seats.
The Art of the Horse Auction is this weekend, and the Landrum horse that is currently located in front of Ingles by I-26 will be moved to its permanent home at the Landrum Depot. The horse that is currently at the depot will be moved to the auction location before finding its permanent home following its sale.
—By Samuel Robinson