Monopine cell phone tower approved by Cobb County

A monopine cell phone tower was approved recently by the Cobb County Board of Commissioners.

Garvis Sams, attorney for Municipal Communications, said the 130-foot tall tower, disguised to look like a pine tree, will sit on a 2,000-square-foot corner of property owned by Emmanuel Temple of Cobb County.

The conversion from a regular cell phone tower to a monopine will cost the company about $60,000, Sams said.

Sams said the tower, at 2210 Pine Mountain Road northwest of Shillings Road, will be surrounded by trees and a fence.

Verizon will be one of the carriers with discussion in progress with other carriers, he added.

Cellular coverage is needed in the area since none exists within a three-mile radius, Sams said.