Proposed Changes to AT&T Cell Tower Lease 'No-Go' for Trustees
Trustees voted to deny AT&T's latest proposal to change its lease for the cell tower at Fire Station No. 1, believing these changes to be beneficial to AT&T alone.
For the second time in three months, Macomb Township trustees are giving a "no-go" to AT&T on its proposed changes to a cell tower lease.
"This is essentially the same offer that AT&T proposed to the board months ago, however, this offer is in respect to fire station No. 1, whereas the previous offer was in respect to station No. 2," said Chris Anderson, an attorney with Seibert & Dloski PLLC. "AT&T is asking the board to renegotiate the economics of the lease so that the money is quite frankly more favorable to AT&T."
At they did to the lease changes proposed in September, trustees again voted unanimously Dec. 15 to deny AT&T's proposed changes to the lease for fire station No. 1's cell tower.
While the current lease gives the township control over rent, sublease rights and the number of cell towers that can be constructed on the property, AT&T's proposed changes would transfer much of this control to the company.
With the denial of this most recent proposal, the AT&T contract and its terms will not be negotiated by the township at this time.