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Personal Wireless Tower 2020 S French

The project “Schaub – S French Rd tower” is located at 2020 S French Road in Centerville township.


Cherry Capital Connection has been authorized to represent the land owner.  The tower and all related aspects is owned and operated by Cherry Capital Connection.  Cherry Capital Connection (CCC) has leased the land required (approximately 1.1 acres) with easement, access and power agreements.  The actual parcel is approximately 106 acres used for farming and grazing. 


The 128-foot Rohn-25 style guy tower will provide High Speed Internet Access and Telephones services.  This service does support streaming.  CCC has been providing these services in Leelanau County for over 10 years.  We have improved and installed a number of towers throughout the county and have exhausted all available vertical assets.  Our sustainable business model is further enhanced by the use of these light weight low profile vertical assets that blend nicely into the landscape.   The minimum height requires 25-40 feet of height above the tree line and requires a clear canopy for the guy wires.  No roadway is constructed.  The tower weights less than 500 pounds and each 10-foot section is manually lifted into the proper location.  There is no concrete foundation.  A 3-foot deep 12-inch diameter hole is created and the tower is placed in the hole and erected from the ground up.  Power consumption is the equivalent of a 60-watt light bulb remaining on 24/7.  So very low consumption.   No lighting is required.  This is dark operational site.  When servicing the location, we will be using the land owner driveway to park and walk to the location.  We schedule 4 visits per year to the site to perform regular maintenance and upgrades. The guy wires are secured at 6 points on the ground.  Each earth anchor can support 4,200 pounds of pull and we use 6 guy wires for each leg.  Tower weights less than 500 pounds fully configured. The tower is designed to support 7 square feet of wind load at the top assuming 100 MPH winds with ice and snow.  We do not exceed the wind load.  Safety is our number one focus associated with our tower operations.  Copies of the final lease will be filed with the county once the tower is approved and constructed.


We are regulated by the FCC, FAA and MDOT.  All required documents for this location have been filed.

This is defined by the FCC as a personal wireless facility.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.  We construct these towers in a similar manner.  We plan on constructing a number of these personal wireless telecommunication facilities throughout the county to address the increasing demand for cost effective high speed internet access.

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