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Tuesday Town Meeting to Address $250k Grant, Cell Towers

Qualified Suffield voters will cast ballots on three issues, including a $250,000 grant.

Suffield voters will decide whether to approve new leases on three mobile phone towers in town, accept a state grant for road improvements and add four new town roads at a town meeting Tuesday at at 7 p.m.

The three mobile phone towers, operated by Crown Castle International, were already under a 20-year lease when the company asked the town to extend the agreement. . Yearly income to the town will also increase from 25 percent of the total revenue collected by Crown Castle to 35 percent.

A Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP) grant valued at $250,000 will also be voted on. .

That road serves C&S Wholesale Grocers and is near the Hood ice cream plant on East Street (Route 159) near the Windsor Locks border.

One of the major improvements will be the placement of safety gates on the road where it intersects the railroad tracks that also cross Route 159. The road's severe grade, an issue for truck drivers trying to access businesses along the road, will also be addressed.

The third issue is a proposal to change four private roads to town roads. Those roads, which will become the responsibility of the town, are all in the Stony Brook Farms II subdivision off of Boston Neck Road. Wisteria Lane, Hydrangea Lane, Tyler Lane and Andrew Lane are the four small, residential roads up for consideration.

The meeting takes place Tuesday, June 12, in the Suffield High School auditorium. Qualified voters in a Suffield town meeting include voters registered in Suffield and owners of property valued at more than $1,000 located in town.

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