PITTSFORD, N.Y. — Officials in suburban Rochester have approved a proposed Verizon cell phone tower.

The Pittsford Town Planning Board voted 4-1 to pass the measure during a meeting Monday night. Verizon plans to build the 80-foot tower on property owned by a church.

Some residents say the cell tower doesn’t fit in the neighborhood and is intrusive.

Verizon has said the tower is necessary.

Planning Board Chairman John Limbeck says the board “did a total review and did their due diligence concerning this application.”

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