AT&T will have to find somewhere else in town to erect a telecommunications tower.
The Smithville Board of Zoning Appeals Thursday evening denied AT&T's application for a "Special Exception" variance to install a tower and associated utilities within the M-I General Industrial District at the intersection of Kendra Drive and Short Mountain Street.
During a public hearing, several residents in the area and city officials expressed opposition to the proposal.
Members of the BZA board are Sandra Wall, Janie Knowles, Wade Smith, Jr. W.J. (Dub) White, and Jimmy Ervin. Mr. Ervin was absent.