The approval will not be renewed. “We have submitted this draft policy and we will invite suggestions and objections from the public,” said a civic official from the development plan (DP) department. Several studies have raised fears of a negative impact of the radiation from cell antennae on human health, hinting at problems ranging from headache to cancer. In a pro-citizen move, the draft policy has made it clear that towers can be set up in a residential building only if a general body resolution of the co-operative society specifically indicates that all residents living below or on the terrace (site of the antennae) have agreed to the installation. Moreover, only two towers will be allowed on one building or wing of a building. Also, a mobile service provider will have to submit an undertaking that there is no building as tall as the lowest antenna right in front of the tower. For two antennae, the other buildings must be 35m away, for four 45m away, and so on. Owners of a building keen to host cell phone towers have to submit a structural stability certificate from a BMC-licenced structural engineer. If the building is over 30 years old, a fresh structural stability certificate will be needed every five years.
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Cities renew efforts to curb new cell towers
Sunday, July 14, 2013 Cities renew efforts to curb new cell towers By Pat Fox The Atlanta Journal-Constitution North Fultons newest cities, Johns Creek and Milton, have proposed new laws they hope will keep cell towers from populating more of their landscape. This story continues on our new premium website for subscribers, MyAJC.com. Continue Reading Read the complete story… The story you’re reading is premium content and is accessible to all AJC subscribers on our new premium website, MyAJC.com. Simply login to get total access to this story and all in-depth content from our print edition plus more. A condensed version of this story is available to all online readers on our free website, ajc.com. Look for this symbol on ajc.com to denote premium content. Brought to you by:
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A cell phone tower resembling a pine tree: Portage gets Kalamazoo area’s first ‘monopine’
It was installed by the developer of the Oakland Hills Condominiums and Oakland Hills at Centre projects, a 48-acre development to include 107 single-family condos and several offices . The site plan that included the pine tower was approved last year by the city but installing the unique cell phone tower involved both state and federal clearance. The Oakland Hills Condominiums on Oakland Drive near Centre will add 22 single-family condos to the 84 that have been built since 2006 on the former Oakland Hills Golf Course property, next to the Gourdneck State Game Area. Greg Dobson, representing American Village Development, said the monopine was chosen as the cell tower design rather than a typical steel pole structure for several reasons. Seen from the intersection of West Centre Avenue and Oakland Drive, the monopine telecommunications tower stands higher than other trees in that area, but blends in.Tom Haroldson/Special to MLive It will improve the aesthetics for the community and the surrounding existing and proposed future development, Dobson said of the 150-foot pine that towers over all other trees in that area. Michelle Gilbert, manager of public relations for Verizon Wireless, which installed the monopine, said there are no others like it in the Kalamazoo area. Verizon has installed monopines in Michigan in Norton Shores, Bloomfield Township and at the former Pine Knob in Clarkston. Other mobile phone companies have also used the design in Michigan and elsewhere in the United States, but none in the Kalamazoo-Portage area. There is no cost benefit to building this type of cell site vs.
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