Showdown between C Spire and Germantown residents over cell tower proposal postponed
After Germantown residents gear up for fight, C Spire asks for more time
By Sara Patterson
Friday, November 9, 2012
After Germantown residents in the Poplar Estates neighborhood geared up to challenge a cell tower proposal at Tuesday's Board of Zoning Appeals meeting, C Spire Wireless asked the city to push back a decision on the matter until January.
An online petition circulating through the neighborhood had garnered more than 100 signatures by Friday.
In late October, C Spire representatives met with about 25 residents in an effort to ease worries that erecting a tower inside an existing Memphis, Light, Gas and Water Division transmission line at Forgey Park would cause harm to anyone's health, property values or enjoyment of the dog park.
"I was very disappointed with the first meeting," said resident Wayne Graves. "I thought we'd go and have a sit-down discussion with the city, but it didn't