GREEN RIVER — City of Green River Community Development Director Laura Leigh said she is seeking to be “proactive” in making a law allowing for companies to build cell towers on new types of land, “now that technology is changing away from the larger towers and getting smaller.”
She also gave a “shout-out” to Cody for developing its own ordinance regarding cell towers, as the city is accommodating distributed antenna systems. Leigh herself held off on promoting a bill for her city after Cody and other Wyoming municipalities adopted language relating to several organized antennas and cell towers, instead first researching it for at least eight months, Leigh told the Green River City Council at its meeting last week.
She also described in her public presentation how “the new thing” for cell towers is small cells.
“I saw these in downtown Denver,” she said. “You just kind of incorporate them into light poles, utility poles. One is connected to fiber and the others are standalone.”
While showing photos of those and other types of cell towers, she showed photos of artistic versions — one doubled as a flag pole and the other looked like a Wyoming buffalo.
“Can we put a wolf in Green River like that?” asked Councilman Gary Killpack, referencing the mascot of Green River High School.
“We used to have a flag on top of Castle Rock,” Leigh said.