Can the public have any influence on applications?
The Protocols outline a public consultation process that proponents must follow. The level of public consultation is determined by the type and size of structure proposed.

Type A submissions:
Proponents are required to host a public consultation meeting. Town residents will be notified of the public consultation meeting via a public notice posted in the Cochrane Times and the Cochrane Eagle for two consecutive weeks. Additionally, residents within 300 m of the proposed Type A structure will receive written notification of the public consultation meeting.

Affected residents are encouraged to attend public consultation meetings for submissions in their neighbourhood in order to have a say in the process.

Type B submissions:
Public consultation is not required; a notice is published as information.

Type C submissions:
The Town requires 14 days advance notice in writing.

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1. What do you mean by “telecommunications”?
2. What is going to Council and why?
3. Why are the protocols being updated?
4. Are there different types and sizes of structures?
5. Can the public have any influence on applications?
6. What is the Town’s role/responsibility in applications?
7. What are letters of concurrence or non-concurrence?
8. Where will towers go?
9. What can the Town do to regulate locations?
10. Why can't the Town restrict telecommunication structures?
11. Are cell towers bad for our health?
12. How far should cell towers be from schools, playgrounds and homes?
13. What's the impact of cell towers on the environment?