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Watertown Town Council Discussing Cell Towers, Leasing the East Branch Library Tuesday

The joint subcommittee meeting on cell towers will be held before the regular Town Council meeting.

The Town Council has a full night Tuesday, with a joint subcommittee meeting at 5 p.m. to discuss rules for cell phone antennas, to be followed by the regular Town Council meeting at 7:15 p.m.

Members of the Economic Development and Planning and Public Works committees meet today to continue their .

Allowing the antennas to come in would provide more money for the town budget, with each antenna bringing in as much as $25,000 annually.

Residents came to the subcommittees because they worry about the health risks posed by increased radiation from the additional antennas.

The full Town Council will hold its regular meeting at 7:15 p.m. The agenda includes a discussion on the proposal to , a public hearing on whether to authorize a loan of $460,000 for a new town phone system and recognition of who has spent the last year living in and studying Watertown.

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