PERKINS - A 120-foot radio tower in Perkins, no longer being used by the Delta County 9-1-1 Dispatch Authority, is for sale to the highest bidder.
The tower was previously in operation for about 20 years for radio communication for fire departments in Baldwin Township and Tri-Township (made up of Maple RIdge, Ewing and Turin townships) but has not been used for several years, said Delta County Sheriff Gary Ballweg.
The 9-1-1 equipment on the Perkins tower has since been moved to another tower in Masonville Township, explained Capt. Jamie Segorski from Escanaba Public Safety.
This 120-foot radio tower, owned by the Delta County 9-1-1 Dispatch Authority, is for sale to bidders interested in dismantling and removing the steel by next spring. The more-than-3,000-pound structure is located on the west side of Baldwin Township Cemetery, south of Perkins. (Daily Press photo by Jenny Lancour)
The steel tower is located on the west side of Baldwin Township Cemetery off of Highway M-35, south of Perkins. Interested bidders would have to dismantle and remove the structure by May 14, 2013, said Ballweg. He estimated the tower weighs more than 3,000 pounds.
Bids must be submitted to the sheriff by Dec. 1.