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Resolution 2-00S

Proposed Telecommunications Towers

January 1, 2000
Expiry Date:
March 31, 2003
Active Status:
Vote Results:

WHEREAS the telecommunications industry is a rapidly expanding industry involving many corporations in competition to provide services across the county;AND WHEREAS the establishment of a telecommunications network requires the placement of telecommunications towers at strategic locations in the network;AND WHEREAS telecommunications towers must be lit twenty-four hours a day;AND WHEREAS telecommunications towers are an intrusive development that can be a visual disturbance in many rural and urban neighborhoods;AND WHEREAS telecommunications towers can be a hazard to aircraft and migratory birds;AND WHEREAS telecommunications towers can have a negative effect on agricultural lands inasmuch as they take some land out of production;AND WHEREAS it is possible to have telecommunications towers carry a number of antennae for different telecommunication corporations;AND WHEREAS it would be desirable to have the network of telecommunications towers reduced to the smallest number possible while still maintaining the diversity of corporations in the telecommunications marketplace;

Operative Clause:

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties urge the Government of Canada to require that telecommunications companies share space on existing towers where this is feasible and furthermore, that all new towers be constructed so as to provide for multiple uses wherever possible.

Federal Ministries and Bodies:
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
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