Supervisors approve funds to replace Town of Harrison communication tower

By Jalen Maki

Tomahawk Leader Editor

MERRILL – A communication tower in the Town of Harrison deemed “unsafe and not repairable” will be replaced.

The Lincoln County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution allocating $175,000.00 to the project during its meeting at the Lincoln County Service Center in Merrill on Tuesday, Sept. 21.

Two independent companies evaluated the roughly 40-year-old tower, and each concluded that it would be dangerous and not possible to make repairs to it.

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office relies on the tower to broadcast signals on local government frequency, the resolution said.

In August, Supervisors expressed concern and surprise about how the tower had fallen into a state of disrepair. Lieutenant Timothy P. Fischer told the board last week that, going forward, the Harrison, Corning and Tripoli towers will be inspected every two to three years, depending on the type of tower.

After discussion, the resolution was unanimously approved.

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