A cell phone tower is scheduled to be built in Lyerly, and plans are moving forward with its construction. Several town residents who are opposed to the cell phone tower being built showed up at Tuesday nights meeting to give their opinion on the contruction of the tower.
Unlike Chattooga County, Lyerly has no regulations or ordinances regarding towers of any kind being built within the city limits. Since the tower is inside the city limits the county’s tower ordinance does not apply. The telecommunications tower will be built on private property.
In 2010 Chattooga County Commissioner Jason Winters adopted an ordinance regulating towers when a renewable energy company expressed interest in constructing wind turbines on Lookout Mountain. A similar ordinance was adopted by Walker County in response to the wind farm proposal.