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12/13/2012 1:07:00 PM
Letter: Present a united front on cell towers

Editor:

My old neighborhood in California went through the same cell tower crisis that’s looming in Verde Village (article Dec. 5 and editorial Dec. 7).

Those directly affected rallied the rest of us. We signed petitions. We flooded into city planning hearings. We wailed that granting this variance would result in every ill known to man.

The city granted the variance anyway, but strongly recommended addressing our objections. After getting its tower, the company did invest in shielding research. It also hired a good landscaper and invited community input on how best to hide the thing.

The result looked much better than expected, and the city decided to replant an adjacent strip lot, as well. Thus, we gained a semi-obscured 90-foot fake palm tree and lost an eyesore.

Ten years after installation, no health problems remotely attributable to cell towers appeared. Property values continued to rise without a blip. A few people even experienced better reception. Those who had complained the most bitterly were ultimately the most pleased.

I’d say this was worth the effort. If William Hayes (“A big impact on Verde Village,” Dec. 2) is willing to organize opposition, why not present a united front at the hearing in Cottonwood on Dec. 17?

Opponents probably won’t get what they want, but all residents will have a better chance of getting concerns remediated before the fact.

T. Hearn

Clarkdale


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Reader Comments

Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Article comment by: Randy Hunt

I would say T. Hearn works for one of the communication Companies and has something to gain, IMO. Watch this, it begs to differ in a drastic way regarding RF effects on the human body. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vb9R0x_0NQ



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