Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Council OKs Church Antennas.

Byline: Journal Staff Report

First Baptist Says It Needs AT&T Cash

Santa Fe city councilors on a 6-1 decision Wednesday granted permission for a local church to place nine cellular antennas on its belfry.

The decision upheld an October ruling by the city's Adjustment Board allowing AT&T Wireless to place the antennas on First Baptist Church's 36-foot-tall bell tower.

The east-side church, located on Old Pecos Trail, has contracted with the telecommunications giant so that its needed building repairs can be made, congregation member and trustee John Tubbs told councilors.

"We're not a rich church," Tubbs said. "We just operate month-to-month with the money that comes in, and we have a long list of needs. …

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