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FRAMINGHAM – A wireless carrier wants to place a cell phone antenna on a smoke stack owned by the City of Framingham.

“The City has been approached by a wireless carrier who has identified a city owned smokestack, located at 227 Arthur Street, as a potential location for a wireless antenna,” Chief Operating Officer (COO) Thatcher Kezer III told the City Council in correspondence today, August 17.

“The City currently has internal infrastructure on the smokestack and, based on the operation of the site, does not have any operational objections in the stack being used as a location for wireless infrastructure,” said the COO.

Arthur Street is located near Grant Street and Butterworth Park in District 7.

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The Chief Operating Officer wrote that there is a “financial benefit that can be found through the leasing of space for the purpose of cellular antenna. The City currently has a lease similar to this at the tower located at the Public Works facility and through that process has learned that wireless carriers are interested in terms of greater than 3 years.”

Kezer wrote in a memo to City Council that the Spicer Administration will be “coming before the Council to request the authority to move forward with an RFP (Request for Proposals) for a 5-year term to lease space on the smokestack.

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