City of Hobbs Tables Cell Tower Ordinance

Staff Report
The Associated Press

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) - Hobbs city leaders have more time to consider a proposed ordinance aimed at controlling where communication towers are built within city limits.

City commissioners opted during a meeting this week to delay review of the proposal.

Mayor Gary Don Reagan says he prefers that the measure is taken up by the city's planning board before the full commission makes a decision. The planning board will meet later this month.

The proposed ordinance would require an application process before building permits are issued for cell towers. The application will give the city an opportunity to review tower locations.

City Commissioner John Boyd says the city needs an ordinance governing cell tower placement, but the current proposal needs to be more specific.