South Cheektowaga cell tower negotiations extended thru December 1st

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – The town and Up State Tower Co. LLC and Buffalo-Lake Erie Wireless Systems have agreed to extend negotiations over a proposed communications tower in South Cheektowaga.

An initial plan to build the tower on the grounds of the South Line Athletic Association off N. Seine Drive was met with pushback from nearby residents.  Recently, the town board agreed to extend negotiations until December 1, 2017.

“This has been an ongoing project.  We have been working with the residents near the South Line baseball fields. We’re still trying to find an alternate site for Up State Tower and they have been gracious enough to give us a little more time,” said Supervisor Diane Benczkowski.

The town proposed several alternative sites on May 30th.  They include a site behind the Matecki Center, behind the Julia Boyer Reinstein Library on Losson Road and an empty parcel of land behind Ted’s Hot Dogs on Transit Road.