C.B.S. mayor upset with telecom tower proposal

The mayor of Conception Bay South is unhappy with Bell Aliant over the possible location of a large tower in the town.

The mayor of Conception Bay South is unhappy with Bell Aliant over the possible location of a large tower in the town.

Woodrow French says the company wants to put a 60-metre telecommunications tower in a residential area near Topsail beach.  

French said it will be an eyesore.

"Here we are trying to promote beautiful Newfoundland, scenic Newfoundland, and what do we do in the centre of one of the most beautiful valleys on the northeast Avalon? We're gonna stick a communications tower [there]," he said.

Industry Canada regulates where telecommunications infrastructure is located.  

The town has written the federal government requesting the tower be moved to a less-populated area.

A decision on the location of the tower is expected this summer.