Amid the soaring popularity of texting, tweeting, wireless phone applications and GPS devices, officials in Delhi Charter Township realized they needed a more sophisticated approach to wireless to better handle the increase in activity from companies rushing to install or upgrade wireless equipment to meet rising demand. To level the playing field with the wireless companies, the Township contracted with McKenna Associates to update its wireless ordinance and better position the Township to handle cell tower permits, regulate tower locations and heights, negotiate tower lease rates, and protect the safety and character of neighborhoods.
McKenna assisted the Township with updating its existing wireless ordinance and helped put in place a program to have all wireless permit requests and lease negotiations reviewed by the nation’s top municipal wireless expert—CMS consulting, the nation’s only municipal wireless consulting firm that does not have ties to the wireless industry.
McKenna provided similar wireless services to cities, villages, and townships across the Midwest, including
- Flat Rock, MI
- Garden City, MI
- Peoria, IL
- Rockwood, MI
- Tipp City, OH
With McKenna’s expert wireless assistance, each of these communities was well positioned to capably negotiate with the wireless industry and make informed decisions about wireless to better serve all parties — the wireless industry, the municipality and members of the public.