ARES Communications Building & Towers

July 20, 2017

 

 

  The Director of Emergency Services for Muscatine County contacted me a few days go and graciously gave us the communications building that is currently on the property off Houser Street in the old County Home grounds.  He has also given us (2) supporting towers.  The first one is located North of Muscatine on the North side of Highway 61 on Ward Avenue at the Secondary Roads shed.  It is 6'8" wide at the base (between the legs). It is comprised of (5) sections that we believe are 20' each making the unit approximately 100' tall. The second tower is in Nichols, IA and looks just like the other one. 

 

  Unfortunately the old GenSet is already spoken for.  

 

   We need to provide transportation for the towers and the building.  I work for a transportation company. They have indicated that they would help us by using a rollback to move the building, and a 45' flatbed trailer to move/store the towers.

 

  We are going to need a place to plant these tower. We need everyone's help with ideas as to where we have an option to look at getting approved.  If you know anyone that might give us a 100 year lease on a portion of ground (preferably a higher altitude), Something towards the Western, or Northeastern part of the county. Please let me know!

 

  That's it for now.... 

 

73, Scott - NØMRZ - EC - Muscatine Co ARES

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