AT&T to upgrade antennas

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It was announced at the Wednesday business meeting of the commissioners that AT&T is in the process of making upgrading enhancements to its wireless network nationwide and would like to improve its local network.

Minor changes would be made in the 181-foot tower located just off Sam George Road, specifically to its antenna and coaxial cable system to implement the latest available technology.

The company will not be making changes to the tower by increasing  or decreasing the height of the existing antenna or making changes to the concrete pad.

The scope of work is to install three antennas at the same level as the existing antenna, install three TMA’s and six coaxial cables running parallel to the existing lines.

AT&T has engaged General Dynamics of Greenwood Village, Colo., to perform the services for upcoming modifications, maintenance, and repairs to their existing telecom facilities.

In other business, a forage removal agreement was approved with the Monroe brothers for portions of Blue Sky Road and both sides and Swanson Road from the Don Monroe place to Campbell yard.

And, an exception to AFLAC Insurance participation policy was denied.

A part-time employee who is not scheduled for regular  hours has been issued an AFLAC accident coverage policy by the AFLAC agent.

The county’s policy does not allow participation by employees who work less than 16 hours per week to participate in the group coverage.

The agent suggested the commissioners allow this employee and exception to the participation portion of the policy.

After some discussion, commissioner Joe Christiaens moved to deny the exception to the policy and to not amend the policy.

Commissioner Sandy Broesder gave the motion a second and it passed on a 3-0 vote, Cynthia Johnson making it unanimous.

The commission meets every Wednesday at 10 a.m. in their office.

The public is always welcome to attend these free and open meetings and see their government at work.