Cell phone company promises village better service


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By Geri Corey

— Paul Costa with Mobilitie LLC addressed Village Board members about improving cell phone capacity for users.

Bringing an illustration to show the board at its Jan. 22 meeting, he explained that the equipment, which would be attached to an existing utility pole, is “small and simple.” It would be located on the corner of S. Church St. and Bruen Place, to the side of the Berkshire Bank.

Costa assured the board that all equipment is wireless, and Mobilitie wouldn’t “dig up the street.” The equipment includes an antenna on top of the utility and a side box.

Mobilitie is a cell phone structure company that offers wireless infrastructure solutions that funds, designs, builds, operates and maintains neutral host indoor and outdoor communication towers and networks.

Although wireless telecommunications equipment isn’t allowed in this area, Village Attorney David Donovan noted that it may be allowed under the legal doctrine of public necessity if Mobilitie can demonstrate that it meets the legal requirements of this doctrine. If it does not, a zone change would be required for the project to move forward.

Kudos for the FD: Trustee Chris Gurda commended the “excellent response” of fire and police officials who aided in responding to a fire on Jan. 13 at a three-story building at 10 New St., on the corner of Greenwich Ave. in the village.

“The Goshen Fire Department got the fire contained, and we were lucky there were no major injuries,” said Gurda. Trustees Mike Nuzzolese and Ed Char agreed and gave “a special thank you” to the firefighters.

Mayor Kyle Roddey, thanked those who responded to the fire and said, “The brave officers emptied the building. They went above and beyond duty and literally saved lives.”

Government center returning: The mayor noted that Orange County government is gradually returning to the newly renovated government center on Main St..

“This is exciting in Goshen and combined with other village events, like the Art Walk, the Keys of Goshen, and Illuminate Goshen activities, will lead to an exciting future.”

He thanked Orange County Legislator James O’Donnell, who represents Goshen, for bringing the government center back to the Village.
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