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Old 04-05-2008, 02:08 PM
 
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I see cell towers everywhere. Anyone have any experience with how much companies are willing to pay a landowner to allow them to put one up? I am within three miles of two US highways, and just wonder how one goes about seeing if there is any interest.
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Old 04-05-2008, 09:17 PM
 
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I see cell towers everywhere. Anyone have any experience with how much companies are willing to pay a landowner to allow them to put one up? I am within three miles of two US highways, and just wonder how one goes about seeing if there is any interest.
We looked at a place that was on 40+ acres. There was a 99 year lease for a tower on the property and it brought in $977 / month. It was considered income and as such would have been taxable for us. There was a right of way on the property to the tower as well which would have made any future development or subdividing of the property difficult in this particular situation. We passed.
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Old 04-05-2008, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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There's lots of debate on RF radiation and its long term effects.
I don't know enough about it to make a recommendation but I know enough that I would not want to live next to one.
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Old 04-07-2008, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Tucson AZ & Leipzig, Germany
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If there are any neighbors within close proximity or in view of the tower, they would most likely not support the tower installation unless you paid them off. The permit and public hearing process can be quite long and drawn out in some places. Otherwise, why would they want to look at the tower out their window? Some cell towers in my area are disguised as fake palm trees, but there are also fake pine trees and all sorts of other disguises. They can even turn church steeples into cell towers complete with crosses.
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Old 04-08-2008, 08:28 AM
 
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Many towers here in Minnesota.

A friend of mine has one 4 miles from me. He gets $500 per month on a 10 year contract.

They told him after 10 years it will be renewed or else taken down.


No need to contact them. They will contact you if they think your property is a desired spot.
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Old 04-12-2008, 09:38 AM
 
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Some cell towers in my area are disguised as fake palm trees, but there are also fake pine trees and all sorts of other disguises. They can even turn church steeples into cell towers complete with crosses.
Towers in camouflage :

YouTube - Cell Phone Towers In Disguise (CBS News)

A friend gets $1,000 per month and in 20 years he can negotiate with the carriers.
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Old 04-13-2008, 02:23 AM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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There up in at about a half dozen places in my town. I wish they would paint them blue so they would look better against the sky.
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