T-Mobile has filed for a variance from the Rockland Zoning Board of Appeals to construct a 120-foot monopole cell tower at the end of our street. The proposed site is a land locked piece of conservation land, in a zoned residential neighborhood. The area also houses an owl population along with other wildlife.
In addition to the potential health risk that cell towers propose, statistics report that the negative aesthetic effects will decrease our property values a minimum of 10 percent. If the variance is granted, it will open the door for future structures like this to be constructed in residential neighborhoods . We need help.
A meeting will be held at the Rockland Town Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10. The zoning board will listen to comments from concerned residents and most likely, T-Mobile lawyers. Our goal is to stop the construction of cell towers in all residential neighborhoods and to keep them on industrial property where they belong. We have a tough fight on our hands given that T-Mobile grossed over $37 billion last year, but we believe in strength in numbers. We need as many people as possible to attend the meeting to support our cause. Residents can also write an opposition letter to the zoning board.
Jerry & Linda Shanahan
Bob & Maureen Clark