No Cell Phone Tower in Residential Neighborhood
  • Petitioned Joan A. Maybury

This petition was delivered to:

Town of Mt. Pleasant Supervisor
Joan A. Maybury
Town of Mt. Pleasant Councilman
Thomas A. Sialiano
Town of Mt. Pleasant Councilman
Peter J. DeMilio
Town of Mt. Pleasant Councilman
Carl Fulgenzi
Town of Mt. Pleasant Councilman
Mark Rubeo

No Cell Phone Tower in Residential Neighborhood

    1. Petition by

      Katie Siegel

      Pleasantville, NY

The Town of Mt. Pleasant is currently considering the installation of a 110-foot tall cell phone tower in a residential neighborhood of Pleasantville.  

I'm concerned about this tower because of its general location, within a quiet family neighborhood, and its specific location, next to a school bus stop at an already dangerous intersection.  

While I understand that companies want to provide good cell phone coverage, I believe it is possible to build infrastructure in a way that is sensitive to the community and to the environment.  This proposal is neither.  

It was put into motion without gathering input from nearby residents.  The cell phone tower company and its owner are not based in our community, so they will not be forced to live in close proximity to it.  It doesn't affect them.  It affects us.  It affects our safety and the safety of our children.  It affects our property values.  The data are not conclusive, but it could potentially affect our health.  

 It is time for us to change the way infrastructure like this is put in place.  Please sign this petition to help us stop the installation of this cell phone tower and to send a message that citizens should have a say in issues affecting their neighborhoods.  

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    • Gabriele Andrade SHADOW HILLS, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      I agree with Katie Siegal’s petition.

      I think that cell phone towers should be on commercial sites and not residential neighborhoods. We are having the same issue at Our Lady Of Lourdes Church/School. Metro PCS is proposing to put a cell phone tower facility on our children’s school. See our link below.

      https://www.change.org/petitions/metro-pcs-and-los-angeles-archdiocese-stop-installation-of-cell-phone-tower-at-our-lady-of-lourdes-school

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    • diane pucca PLEASANTVILLE, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      This looks promising but please, we still need to make a strong presence at the August 14th public meeting. Please, still attend and take a stand. We have too much to lose. I am two houses away from this corner and it will be a disaster if this plan moves forward. There is new technology available for towers to instead be much smaller sites, and makes these large towers antiquated. Why build something that is already outdated anyway?

      http://www.theexaminernews.com/mt-pleasant-cell-tower-not-going-forward/

      http://money.cnn.com/2012/04/30/technology/small-cells/index.htm

      http://news.cnet.com/8301-30686_3-20031105-266.html

      http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-news/125340-shrinking-cell-phone-towers-mwc-new-palm-sized-small-cell-disruptive-tech.html

      http://mattintw886.wordpress.com/2011/02/14/interesting-new-technology-to-eliminate-cell-phone-towers/

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    • Marshall Kesten PLEASANTVILLE, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      I would rather struggle with the simple inconvenience of not having service on 120 than looking at a 110 foot monster in my back yard. Put commercial antennae in commercial neighborhoods

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    • Kenneth Morrison PLEASANTVILLE, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      I think it is unsafe and a hazard to have a cell tower in a residential neighborhood. I also think it would lower the property values.

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    • Craig Bamsey PLEASANTVILLE, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      We live in Usonia, recently added to the National Register of Historic Places. Preserving historical places is, of course, about both physical structures as well as the context surrounding them. If the context becomes too compromised, the historical importance ultimately can lose its importance and just become anachronistic. This cell tower is just such a contextually destructive element that will undermine the power of Usonia's historical statement, as well as lower its economic value as well.

      It is worth mentioning that the pristine natural environment around Kensico Lake is deemed "untouchable," even though it is ultimately owned by the people. Why? So that it "looks pretty." Yet when the beauty of an active, private, non-commercial, residential neighborhood is to be compromised, eminent domain seems like a good idea. I find that paradoxical comparison deeply disturbing in what it says about the values and priorities of our public officials (elected on our behalf).

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