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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