MOUNT PLEASANT TWP. - A company from Indiana is proposing to build a 199-foot self-supporting communication tower at 54 North Road in Pleasant Mount.

Public comments are being taken within 30 days regarding potential effects on historic properties.

The project, being undertaken by Horvath Communications of South Bend, is in the beginning phases.

The property where the tower is to be located is owned by William Brown, who could not be reached for information Monday.

Township officials said plans have yet to be submitted, but telecommunication towers are included under the municipality's land use and development ordinance.

The company would be required to obtain a permit and public hearings would be held prior to the tower construction, Supervisor Albert Wildenstein said Monday.

The supervisor said he did not know much about the proposed project but cellular service in the township is spotty.

Wildenstein noted that coverage is particularly bad between Bethany and the Red Schoolhouse at the intersection of Route 670 and 247.

Officials from Horvath could not be reached Monday afternoon.

Self-supporting towers are appropriate for nearly all wireless communication applications and are typically three- or four-sided lattice structures.

The towers are ideal for cellular towers, wireless Internet towers, broadcast towers, radio towers, homeland security towers and wind towers.

Mount Pleasant's land use and development ordinance:

• Promotes the orderly growth and development in the township

• Provides for the health, safety and welfare of residents and preservation of the environment

• Minimizes the need for new public improvements, foreseeable maintenance problems and other economic burdens associated with the development of land.

Any property owners wishing to submit a comment may email Emily at

Horvath was founded in 1996.

Since the company’s inception, Horvath has grown from owning a couple of towers in northern Indiana to owning and developing multiple tower sites throughout the U.S., according to the company's website.

The towers are consistently rated among the highest for occupancy in their respective regions, according to the site.

Horvath has a track record of providing top-quality facilities and highly responsive customer service to their tenants, says its website.