Why is a cell tower needed in that location?

Wireless providers cited a need to improve service in the south east section of town, specifically Lamberts Mill to Willow Grove Road and Clifton Street, inclusive of Tamaques and Jefferson Elementary Schools. These areas have been identified by at least one major carrier as having wireless service gaps, specifically in the interiors of homes and buildings, which has been confirmed by residents and our first responders, who would benefit from the improved reliability of our emergency response network that boosting coverage would enable.

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1. What prompted the Town to consider proposals to erect a cell tower near Houlihan/Sid Fay Field Complex?
2. What will the RFP propose?
3. Why is a cell tower needed in that location?
4. What evidence is there that coverage is lacking and exactly where?
5. What improvements would we propose be made to Houlihan/Sid Fay?
6. What are the current safety issues at Houlihan/Sid Fay?
7. How much parking would be added, and where?
8. What would the financial benefits be to the town?
9. Where exactly would the cell tower go?
10. Can the park improvements be made without putting in a cell tower?
11. What happens if we choose not to put forth a cell tower proposal?
12. What are the next steps in the process?