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Hemet Council sets utility pole wireless equipment fees


Last updated 2/3/2018 at Noon

The Hemet City Council recognizes the local beauty queens during its Jan. 23 meeting. The queens include, left, Miss Hemet Angel Augustine, Mrs. Hemet Michelle Kerlin, Miss Teen Hemet Chyleah Thompson, Miss Junior Teen Hemet Faith Juarez, Miss San Jacinto Brianna Acevedo and Miss Teen San Jacinto Emily Kotyuk. Tony Ault photo

The Hemet City Council, with the purchase of 1,700 light poles from Southern California Edison and approximately 5,000 they currently own, have established a fee for wireless services seeking to put transmission equipment on the poles to bring the city additional revenue.

The city’s own water and power department has recently received calls from local wireless services who are considering placing their transmission equipment on city poles to improve local phone and wireless systems, according to Kristen Jensen, city public works director.

The city had no established fees set for the dev...

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