A new state law that will provide local municipalities a bigger say in where cell towers are placed in their towns will be signed into law today here along the shoreline.
will hold a bill signing ceremony at , 35 Indian Point Road, in neighboring Branford. The signing will take place at 12:30 p.m.
The event will "commemorate the passage of Public Act 12-165, a new law designed to give Connecticut towns increased opportunity for input when it comes to determining the location of cellular communications towers," Malloy’s office stated in a press release.
The governor will be joined by the and Branford town officials.
Short Beach Cell Tower
Deciding on locations for cell towers is usually ; most recently back and forth regarding the placement of a tower in the area of the towns.
The current proposed plans would place the new tower at one of two locations: 171 Short Beach Road in Branford or 82 Short Beach Road in East Haven.
North Atlantic Towers and AT&T as well as the Connecticut Siting Council back in June regarding the tower. A decision of where to place that tower has not been reached. The group will have another public discussion on Aug. 15 with a decision date set for Oct. 9.
Long Island Sound Roundtable
Prior to coming to Branford, Malloy will participate in a roundtable discussion at 10 a.m. at the Sound School Regional Vocational Aquaculture Center in New Haven regarding .
The discussion is hosted by Senator Joseph Lieberman. Participants also include Senator Richard Blumenthal, Commissioner Daniel Esty, federal officials and environmental organizations.
Malloy’s office said they plan to discuss achievements over the past two decades, the and how to better protect it.