Board Tables Johnson Elementary Cell Tower Decision

We can always come back at a later time and provide the issue with the support of the Johnson community, said Steve Graham, executive director of business services for the Cedar Rapids schools, during the meeting. We would be well served to do this for the community and I think they would support it given theres a $25,000-plus funding stream we could certainly use as a school district. The board voted unanimously, save for Board President Mary Meisterling who was absent, to table the motion. That vote came after a public hearing, in which Johnson Elementary parents voiced their concerns against going through with the vote at this time. Residents raised concerns about the health impacts the tower could have on students and staff in the building, whether or not Johnson was targeted because of the school populations ethnic and socioeconomic makeup, and the short timespan between announcement of the lease and the vote. Im just impressed that (the board members) listened to us and responded, said a surprised Dennis Barnett, parent of a Johnson student. The system works. Both Graham and Rob Kleinsmith, district buildings and grounds manager, said that Verizon requested to install the cell tower on Johnson, and the school was one of two structures in the area that the company considered for the project. Superintendent Dave Benson said the next step will be for consultants to visit Johnson and meet with community members about the issue. In addition, administrators will consult with the districts legal counsel about the process for bringing the agreement back for board approval at a later date. Benson said the timeline for both of these actions is before the boards next regular meeting, which is scheduled for Monday, Nov.
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Vertical Consultants Adds Tacoma Area Company as its Latest Cell Tower Lease Client

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Responding to letters of concern over a possible cell tower going up in the Hillcrest area near the school and residences, Coun. Marg Kentel told council Monday that she had spoken with Industry Canada and learned the city could have a policy that might give council more say in where cell towers go in the community. Currently, Industry Canada only requires councils input for towers taller than 15 metres. What he said was that we can have a guideline and they will listen to the guideline if its realistic, said Kentel. I think just even saying, OK, theres another location, put it further back on the property so its further away from schools and day cares and families, that certainly would be logical. Kentel questioned why Rogers hasnt responded to public complaints or the city. Development Services director Kevin Pearson confirmed staff have no idea yet as to whats being proposed. He told council the City of Langley has a policy that requires 80 per cent approval of neighbours within 500 metres of a proposed tower site in order to get the citys endorsement. Couns. Ken Jamieson, Denise Reimer and Alan Harrison were enthusiastically supportive of a policy that would give council, and residents, some input. Harrison suggested the policy target towers under 15 metres.
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Cedar Rapids School Board Tables Cell Phone Tower Installation

During the boards Monday regular meeting, members voted to table a motion to lease part of the buildings roof and an addition to Verizon Wireless for installation of a cell tower. If approved, the proposed agreement wouldve provided $25,800 to the districts general fund with a 3-percent annual increase for each subsequent year of the five-year contract. We can always come back at a later time and provide the issue with the support of the Johnson community, said Steve Graham, executive director of business services for the Cedar Rapids schools, during the meeting. We would be well served to do this for the community and I think they would support it given theres a $25,000-plus funding stream we could certainly use as a school district. The board voted unanimously, save for Board President Mary Meisterling who was absent, to table the motion. That vote came after a public hearing, in which Johnson Elementary parents voiced their concerns against going through with the vote at this time. Residents raised concerns about the health impacts the tower could have on students and staff in the building, whether or not Johnson was targeted because of the school populations ethnic and socioeconomic makeup as well as the short timespan between announcement of the lease and the vote. Im just impressed that (the board members) listened to us and responded, said a surprised Dennis Barnett, parent of a Johnson student. The system works. Both Graham and Rob Kleinsmith, district buildings and grounds manager, said that Verizon requested to install the cell tower on Johnson and the school was one of two structures in the area that the company considered for the project. Superintendent Dave Benson said the next step will be for consultants to visit Johnson and meet with community members about the issue. In addition, administrators will consult with the districts legal counsel about the process for bringing the agreement back for board approval at a later date. Benson said the timeline for both of these actions is before the boards next regular meeting, which is scheduled for Monday, Nov.
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City initiates action on cell towers

is a wholesaler of http://towerleases.com/cell-phone-tower-leases-surplus-cash/ hardwood and softwood lumber, plywood, millwork and associated industrial wood components, serving customers throughout the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, Hawaii and Canada since 1981. The company is also a cell tower landlord leasing its business property to house telecom equipment. Specialty Forest Products, Inc., receiving rent from their telecom tenant, was concerned they were not being paid full value for the use of their land and engaged Vertical Consultants as a result. The experts at Vertical Consultants reviewed the telecom lease associated with Specialty Forest Products, Inc.’s property and deemed it necessary to renegotiate the terms within the lease. After receiving the result from Vertical Consultants complimentary cell tower lease review, Specialty Forest Products, Inc. officially signed on with the telecom consulting firm as a client. Hugh Odom, President and Founder of Vertical Consultants states, “We are pleased to welcome Specialty Forest Products, Inc. to our growing clientele list. We proudly offer valuable information that will lead to monetary gain and better cell tower lease terms to property owners across North America. We make it our priority to provide all landowners with beneficial advice, expertise and above all, results, and we are have been successful in doing so.” The telecom consulting firm has become a catalyst for positive change in the telecom industry.
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AT&T looks 28 years into the future of cell towers

Vish Nandlall

Theres no evidence that theres anything that will … replicate the need for these macro cells, Marshall said. Though its hard to make detailed predictions, networks 28 years from now will probably feed increasingly powerful mobile devices with updated information and help users find what they need, he said. The mobile device ends up having every piece of information you could ever possibly be interested in, Marshall said. The current MicroSD standard allows for cards with capacities as high as 2TB, one indication that theres a long way to go for on-device storage, he said. Smarter, faster networks will help consumers use all that data, using context cues such as time and location to show users the content they need in real time, Marshall said. Future networks will also connect many more types of devices, some of which will fade into the background from consumers perspective, Marshall said. Twenty-eight years from now, the launch of the original iPhone in 2007 may look like the invention of the microprocessor in 1971 does now. If you look at how the microprocessor is used now, its used in absolutely everything, Marshall said. Over the very protracted timeline, the same thing happens with the mobile device. AT&T and Crown Castle seem confident all this will pay off. When their rights under the deal expire in an average of 28 years, Crown Castle will have the right to buy those 9,100 towers for a sum that the companies estimate at $4.2 billion.
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Oakland Police Radio Culprit: Cell Towers

Officers routinely have been unable to connect to dispatchers or to communicate with other officers. In addition, the radios do not work in hundreds of buildings, including the basement of Oakland police headquarters. The night President Obama visited Oakland in July, police radios went down, although after the president had left town. More issues to inspect Cruise emphasized that cell tower interference was only one part of the city’s examination. “Our investigation is continuing,” Cruise said. “This is not the end of it, for sure. There are plenty more issues we’re looking at. We’re working on plans to remove all of them.” Cruise said the city will be looking at cell phone towers of other companies, particularly T-Mobile , which uses a frequency that might also interfere with police radios. Oakland and the Federal Communications Commission had been investigating the police radio communications problems.
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Enterkin, District 5 Challenger, Has Cell Tower, Billboard Interests

The agreement, under which Crown Castle will also buy about 600 AT&T towers outright, will bring AT&T about $4.85 billion in cash up front. Its expected to close by the end of this year. After Crown Castle takes http://www.wickedlocal.com/belmont/newsnow/x1838119990/Cell-tower-lease-terminated over the towers, it will lease them back to AT&T, so the carrier says it doesnt expect the transaction to affect subscribers service. But the arrangement does provide a hint of how much faith mobile companies have in the future of this still-young business. At 28 years, stretching out until 2041, the average lease term for these towers is far beyond the horizon of most predictions about mobile bandwidth, apps or devices. But the trends underlying mobile data point to new capabilities coming online for years, and full-size cell towers are likely to be critical infrastructure for decades, according to Tolaga Research analyst Phil Marshall. Its a pretty good bet, he said. Vendors are already looking at demand for the next generation of mobile networks, a so-called 5G thats not yet being hashed out as a standard. Vish Nandlall, Ericssons CTO and senior vice president of strategy, said last week that 5G gear is likely to appear in commercial networks beginning in 2020. He sees it offering 10 times the capacity of 4G LTE, as well as features for low-power machine-to-machine communications. Photo: Stephen Lawson Vish Nandlall, CTO and senior vice president of strategy at Ericsson, speaking at the 2013 GigaOm Mobilize conference in San Francisco If a new generation of mobile comes every 10 years, as Nandlall believes, then 28 more years may bring us to 7G.
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AT&T looks 28 years into the future of cell towers

Vish Nandlall

Cellphone towers have been an issue of importance to District 5 especially, where community members organized to oppose the placement of new towers. Councilwoman Archibong introduced 11-O-0533 in 2012 to place limits on new cell phone towers within certain parts of the District. The legislation passed in July 2013. Meanwhile, as for billboards, the Georgia Legislature passed HB 179 in 2011, which allows billboard owners to cut down trees within five hundred feet of a billboard. This legislation is already having an impact in Atlantas Buckhead community, where Councilmembers and neighborhood groups will be stymied in their efforts to implement pedestrian-friendly zoning schemes such as SPI 9 and SPI 12. Enterkin, a little-known recent entry to the race, who has been attacking Archibong, works as Vice President of Landmark Dividend, a company that financially benefits from billboards and cellphone towers. Landmark makes lump sum payments to landowners who have long-term leases for cell phone towers and billboards, but then acquires the lease payments. According to her LinkedIn page, Enterkin has served as VP since 2012. Her job description is: Oversee a diverse portfolio of real estate acquisitions including wireless, wind turbine, solar, and billboard advertising. Detail includes contract negotiations, due diligence, purchase facilitation, market research, portfolio analysis, and long term financial goals.
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West Vancouver Cell Towers Not A Done Deal: Moore

New cellular telephone tower proposed for Johnson Elementary School

Capacity crowds turned out to town hall meetings hosted by the District of West Vancouver earlier this month where the towers were roundly panned as health risks, view spoilers and anchors on property values. Several residents expressed disbelief that the District of West Vancouver was powerless to veto the towers, if council was so inclined. The health concerns raised by residents at the two town hall meetings are “not an uncommon anxiety,” Moore said, but added it is up to Rogers to justify the science and allay local fears. “There were a lot of fears that were raised over smart meters and the science was proven quite clearly that smart meters were not a threat in any way to public health. Cell phone towers are a different technology but companies have to demonstrate that there is no public health concern,” he said. Rubbishing the towers would result in less coverage, more dropped calls and slower Internet, all of which would spell harm for small businesses, Moore added. “There’s a cost to saying no,” he said. And Moore pointed out, cell towers are now more regulated than they were in the past, including a requirement that cell companies share towers to keep them from proliferating needlessly across the country. “If it wasn’t for our government, there could be a dozen towers coming up on the North Shore without proper community consultation,” he said. While Industry Canada has the final veto, the public opposition expressed at the recent town hall meetings was not a waste, Weston said. “The reason the district had these meetings is because it knows it has an influential say and it did a good job in opening the doors to very actively engaged public meetings.
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Don’t Count On Your Cell Phone For Help After The Next Huge Hurricane

At 28 years, stretching out until 2041, the average lease term for these towers is far beyond the horizon of most predictions about mobile bandwidth, apps or devices. But the trends underlying mobile data point to new capabilities coming online for years, and full-size cell towers are likely to be critical infrastructure for decades, according to Tolaga Research analyst Phil Marshall. Its a pretty good bet, he said. Vendors are already looking at demand for the next generation of mobile networks, a so-called 5G thats not yet being hashed out as a standard. Vish Nandlall, cell tower lease specialist Ericssons CTO and senior vice president of strategy, said last week that 5G gear is likely to appear in commercial networks beginning in 2020. He sees it offering 10 times the capacity of 4G LTE, as well as features for low-power machine-to-machine communications. Photo: Stephen Lawson Vish Nandlall, CTO and senior vice president of strategy at Ericsson, speaking at the 2013 GigaOm Mobilize conference in San Francisco If a new generation of mobile comes every 10 years, as Nandlall believes, then 28 more years may bring us to 7G. Even the most advanced technologies in labs today wont go that far, instead giving hints about the networks of just 15 years from now, Tolagas Marshall said. Small cells will transform networks over the next few years, allowing carriers to serve more subscribers in areas of dense mobile use, but the kind of longer-range towers Crown Castle is buying into will still be needed for broad coverage, he said.
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AT&T looks 28 years into the future of cell towers

Vish Nandlall

1, 2012. The New York region is replacing a rail network built over a century with a patchwork constructed day-by-day to move its 8 million people again as it struggles back to life after Hurricane Sandy. New York City Residents charge their cell phones and computers on the East River esplanade in New York, U.S., on Nov. 1, 2012. The New York region is replacing a rail network built over a century with a patchwork constructed day-by-day to move its 8 million people again as it struggles back to life after Hurricane Sandy. Toms River, N.J. An American flag flies in front of a home damaged by Hurricane Sandy on Nov. 1, 2012 in Toms River, New Jersey. With the death toll continuing to rise and millions of homes and businesses without power, the U.S. east coast is attempting to recover from the effects of floods, fires and power outages brought on by superstorm Sandy.
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Town Council Considers a Cell Tower Replacement

There are some safety precautions that have to take place with them, Kleinsmith said. The pros are its a funding source. Obviously its great to have the funding that is being provided by the cell tower people for our general fund. The plan is designed so that people wouldnt really notice the tower. The transmitters will sit behind a wall on the roof, and other mechanical equipment will sit behind a similar structure on the ground. On this fall day at Johnson Elementary, the parents we spoke with didnt object. Its not bothering the kids [or] interfering with their ability to learn, is good for the school district, said Johnson Elementary parent Hayley Kalous. I think anything to benefit the kids education, anything that would benefit the school as far as financially, added parent Amber Mason. Three other cell towers currently sit on school property, one at both Wilson and Roosevelt schools and a bigger one at Kingston Stadium. In times of tight budgets, Kleinsmith said the cell tower money from all four would add up.
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AT&T strikes $4.85 billion deal with cell tower operator, Crown Castle

Glen Pierson from PierCon, an engineer specializing in wireless communications, presented at the meeting. He reviewed the existing baseline coverage from the four major cellular providers, which are Verizon, AT& T, Sprint and T-Mobile. He analyzed both the existing baseline coverage as well as the existing radiofrequency environment. It was concluded that the radiofrequency environment in the area today is within the existing FCC guidelines. It was also determined that replacing the current 120-foot tower with a new 140-foot tower would not increase the radiofrequency in the environment by any significant amount that would be considered unsafe by the FCC. All of the technical details of this report can be found on the Randolph Township website link PierCon Reports ). When the public portion of the meeting began, one concerned resident shared some research she found on the internet regarding the impact of unsafe radio waves on children. She pointed out that the proposed tower is directly across from the Middle School and the High School. Other residents felt that Piersons findings show that a new cell tower would impose minimal increase in risk, and stated that improving our communication in times of emergency is their primary safety concern. Randolph Mayor Thomas MacArthur said, This is the very beginning of discussions on this subject, and this is the first of many meetings to present the research conducted by PierCon Solutions. MacArthur concluded the meeting, assuring the attendees that this topic would be placed on a future agenda. He invited the public to once again attend and voice their opinions. TAP into your town!
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Vertical Consultants Assists Property Owners With Atlanta Cell Tower Expansion

Cell Tower update -Can you hear the neighborhood association now?

Vertical Consultants has recently assisted many Atlanta area landowners who have turned to them for guidance with their cell tower leases, including property owners from the metro area, as well as surrounding locales such as Norcross and Cumming. With this expansion into the Atlanta market, there is a need for property owners willing to lease their land for cell tower placement and, for those existing cell tower landlords, continuing their cell tower leases with their respective telecom tenants is crucial. Vertical Consultants can work to negotiate terms that establish rights that are beneficial to the landowner, while limiting the obligations that same party may have under that same agreement, or more to the point: get the most and give up the least. A property owners first step will need to be to establish true value of its site and go from there. Hugh Odom, President and Founder of Vertical Consultants states, The incredible growth in mobile demand is having a huge impact on the value of new cell tower leases and existing ones, yet cell tower landlords often do not realize it. Vertical Consultants strives to provide property owners, not only in Atlanta, but throughout North America, with empirical information and representation that leads to the landowners realization of monetary gain within their cell tower leases. Giving credence to the assertion of disparity between property owners and telecom companies are Vertical Consultants results in not only increasing cell tower lease value, but also in recovering unpaid cell tower rents from telecom companies for their clients. In 2012, the telecom consulting firm increased property owners cell tower rent by 142%, and has, in just over two years, recovered over 200 years worth of unpaid cell tower rent and expenses, collectively. Vertical Consultants was founded in 2010 by Hugh Odom and is comprised of group of telecom experts with decades of combined telecom experience. Vertical Consultants prides itself as the only true landowner advocate, handling all aspects of a telecom lease from start to finish while garnering unmatched results for their clients.
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Kevin Hart with the group No Telus Tower says residents were suddenly notified by letter Thursday. It is not going to go over very well. Obviously we were successful in postponing the tower going up four months ago and I think people are not going to be very happy. Hart says Telus has failed to consult with the community. I wouldnt expect any less from a big company like that to clearly the bare minimum to what they have to do within the law and try to bully people. He says in the letter Telus warns of legal consequences should anyone interfere with construction. Telus says they have engaged in an exhaustive search for an alternate site for the 50-foot high cell phone tower to no avail. Spokesperson Liz Sauve says it is also becoming a safety issue in the area as poor reception affects 9-1-1 calls. We have received dozens of calls over the past few months from residents complaining about poor service and in fact this area is the worst corridor in the entire city for dropped calls and a poor wireless signal. If we dont proceed now the existing service in the area will seriously deteriorate in the coming months and years. As for any health affects Sauve says the site will meet Health Canadas stringent safety codes. She says a vacuum cleaner will give off more radiation that the Telus cell tower.
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Depsite protests, controversial Telus cell tower is going up

The person assigned to make the Citys decision, Hearings Officer Scott Fewel had to weigh the citys ten recommendations and NENs objections against portions of city law that allows variances to law be made for many reasons. On September 9, Fewel decided to grant AT&T the variance. He said he found that AT&T adequately addressed what was needed to qualify for a variance as long as it also followed the Citys ten recommendations. He did not comment on NENs objections. At NENs request, Ward 1 City Councilman Chuck Bennett asked for the Council Call Up. This means a new review of the entire matter will occur on October 28, with Fewels decision no longer binding. We hope the council will look at the matter all over again, says NENs Nancy McDaniel. We dont know if this will result in the cell tower being rejected, but we just didnt feel the application was complete and there are some issues we would like to be addressed. Both sides are expected to express their positions at the October 28th hearing; written public testimony is allowed prior to that date. The second major hearing concerning cell towers in Salem is scheduled for December 2nd. This hearing will discuss the way Salems laws may be altered to more effectively govern wireless communication facilities. As a result of this meeting the city may change, among other things, the rules for cell tower dimensions and placement. Three existing Salem cell towers have already received variances from current code on how tall they can be or how near they can be to people. The potential new structure on State Street, if it is approved, would be the fourth; it would be 81% closer to areas zoned for people (residences and offices) than current law allows. The codes that govern these matters were last updated in 1996, and both the Citys Planning Division and Planning Commission believe re-writing and reorganization are needed. On December 2nd a possible new set of codes, titled SRC715, which are available for review on the City of Salems website, will be discussed.
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Vertical Consultants Adds Texas Self Storage Company To Its List Of Cell Tower Lease Clients

Cell Tower update -Can you hear the neighborhood association now?

National Self Storage is a self-storage facility located in El Paso, Texas, and was approached by a telecom company to lease part of the company’s property to house telecom equipment. National Self Storage wanted to know the full value for the use of their land prior to signing the lease and decided to engage Vertical Consultants to provide counsel and optimize opportunities regarding its proposed cell tower lease associated with its property. Hugh Odom, President and Founder of Vertical Consultants states, We are excited to have another self-storage company added to our client list. We make it a priority to provide self-storage owners and operators across North America with information that will lead to their monetary gain and better terms within their cell tower leases. Vertical Consultants strives to provide all property owners with beneficial advice, expertise and above all, results, and we have been successful in doing so.” The telecom consulting firm has become a catalyst for positive change in the telecom industry. In 2012, Vertical Consultants increased cell tower rents for their clients by 142%, and in just over two years, has recovered over 200 years worth of unpaid cell tower rent and expenses for clients, collectively. Vertical Consultants, founded in 2010 by Hugh Odom, is comprised of a group of wireless industry veterans with decades of combined experience. Vertical Consultants specializes in issues surrounding the wireless telecom industry and prides itself as a source of information for property owners. Vertical Consultants experience in the industry allows it to offer its clients unmatched expertise, services and results.
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Pinole council, amid growing public ire, postpones possible action to rescind cell phone tower lease in city park

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Cell tower companies poised for sustainable growth, says UBS

The state also noted that the Pinole Valley fire station, built on an approximately 1-acre lot carved out of the western side of the park, is similarly in violation, as a use other than outdoor recreation, absent an onerous, multi-step conversion process that would include detailed environmental and other studies and providing replacement property of similar value and convenience for http://towerleases.com/cell-tower-leases-get-informed/ recreational use. The opponents have voiced concerns that electromagnetic waves emitted from the tower could cause cancers of the brain and other organs in neighbors; that diesel tanks supplying emergency generators could fuel wildland fires; and that a 78-foot-tall cell phone tower, even if camouflaged as a faux tree, would spoil the pristine nature of the park. In a letter to council members late Monday, Verizon offered a foretaste of its likely legal posture in the event state and federal restrictions should derail the company’s cell phone tower project. “Even if the state is correct in its interpretation of the legal restrictions on use of the park, that simply means that the city is in breach of the lease covenants of quiet enjoyment and title,” attorney Paul Albritton of San Francisco-based Mackenzie & Albritton LLP wrote in part. “In contrast…. by rescinding the lease the City would commit an immediate, definite breach, and subject itself to potentially significant liability,” Albritton added. Much of the public ire Tuesday was in reaction to a possible scenario, cited in a staff report that accompanied the meeting agenda, to “co-locate” the cell phone tower on the grounds of the Pinole Valley Fire Station — right across Pinole Valley Road from Ellerhorst Elementary School. Officials labored vainly to deflect the ire, protesting that the co-location scenario was not something the city embraced, but rather an idea tossed out by Verizon, and that they dutifully reported it in a spirit of transparency. By then, the report, titled “Council Report No. 2013-111” and delivered by city officials Tuesday in the form of a PowerPoint presentation, had widely been construed by cell phone tower opponents as a product of the city’s thinking.
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School Board gives parents three weeks to convince Sprint to move cell tower

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I never participated in the litigation. I never prepared any papers on behalf of Wendy or anyone else. I have no idea how it happened. Maybe they sent me something and it got stuck in the word processor. The neighbors allege that Curtiss and Doherty participated in a calculated scheme and conspiracy that was deliberately carried out to deprive (the neighbors) of their U.S. Constitutional rights. They cite the towns leasing the garage site to Homeland Towers before any public hearings were held as proof of a conspiracy. Doherty declined to comment on the allegations, having staff refer inquiries to Adam Kleinberg, an attorney with Sokolof Stern , which is defending the town. Kleinberg declined to comment. Gaudioso also declined to comment. Several homes are within 200 feet of the proposed tower, and the neighbors say town highway workers and children coming to and from their school bus stop routinely walk within 50 feet of it. Additionally, neighbors say there is no lack of cell coverage in that spot. One neighbor in the lawsuit is an active-duty police officer, and the neighbors say he can drive through the area and maintain a strong signal with all of his equipment.
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Kent Neighbors to Sue to Block Construction Of Cell Tower

Proposed Kent Cell Tower Sites

The Tower had caught residents and local business owners of guard when they noticed what looked like a regular palm tree is in fact a fabricated and disguised cell phone tower that is fully operational. To those unfamiliar with the situation, this attempt of hiding the actual towers and their locations has become a regular practice among power and communication companies attempting to handle the overwhelming public response and lawsuits over the health effects and apparent ‘sensitivities’ these devices are now causing. Though it is Generally believed this sensitivity is in fact radiation sickness, many of the respected journals and academy’s are now releasing their documentation informing the general public of the towers harmful implications on the unknowing bystanders that are directly and indirectly exposed to these frequencies. American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) Warning: The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) released a position paper on EMF and radiofrequency (RF) health effects saying they recognize that patients are being adversely impacted by electromagnetic frequency (EMF) and radiofrequency (RF) fields and are becoming more electromagnetically sensitive. Now we are being confronted the the evidence of the users and bystanders(even adverse effects of electrical engineers and service men) and how the radio-frequency relay devices that communicate and use EMF to pulse information around towns, cities and entire nations for faster and more accurate data. But at what cost? The Center for global research recognizes that S.M.A.R.T Meter technology is not only dangerous, and has stated the implications in the deaths and debilitating diseases that are beginning to surface in the form of lawsuits and doctors/patient complaints and affidavits explaining and even pleading to these companies to understand the effects of radiating the public at large. Over the past two years, there has been mounting medical and scientific evidence of the grave biological dangers to humans from so-called Smart Meters exposure that are being installed by the hundreds of thousands all over North America and Europe. Scientists have been documenting the EMF/RF exposure effects for decades.
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Hollywood gets a Cell Tower Surprise

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The previous law limits cell towers in Salem to 35-feet high, and requires they have an at least 500-foot setback from the nearest areas zoned for residences or offices. After the City of Salem looked at the application, it made ten recommendations for AT&T to perform. On August 20, the most directly impacted neighborhood association, Northeast Neighbors (NEN) objected to the request. They stated that AT&T had not found a location that was least intrusive, as was required, since it hadnt considered Jason Lee Historical Cemetery and hadnt worked diligently enough to locate the tower on a Salem Hospital site. NEN also argued that AT&T hadnt considered the effect the tower would have on property values and it hadnt shown that noise would be minimized to the extent feasible, obligations that are also required by city code. The person assigned to make the Citys decision, Hearings Officer Scott Fewel had to weigh the citys ten recommendations and NENs objections against portions of city law that allows variances to law be made for many reasons. On September 9, Fewel decided to grant AT&T the variance. He said he found that AT&T adequately addressed what was needed to qualify for a variance as long as it also followed the Citys ten recommendations. He did not comment on NENs objections. At NENs request, Ward 1 City Councilman Chuck Bennett asked for the Council Call Up. This means a new review of the entire matter will occur on October 28, with Fewels decision no longer binding. We hope the council will look at the matter all over again, says NENs Nancy McDaniel. We dont know if this will result in the cell tower being rejected, but we just didnt feel the application was complete and there are some issues we would like to be addressed. Both sides are expected to express their positions at the October 28th hearing; written public testimony is allowed prior to that date. The second major hearing concerning cell towers in Salem is scheduled for December 2nd. This hearing will discuss the way Salems laws may be altered to more effectively govern wireless communication facilities. As a result of this meeting the city may change, among other things, the rules for cell tower dimensions and placement.
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How “cell Tower Dumps” Caught The High Country Bandits—and Why It Matters

Maharashtra floats cell tower draft policy

By 11:50AM, both CAPITO’s and GLORE’s mobile telephones are using towers in Payson, Arizona, that are almost certainly within the coverage area of the Compass Bank located at 613 S. Beeline Highway, Payson, Arizona. GLORE’s telephone remains on these Payson cell towers and last uses a Payson cell tower located only 1 mile from the Compass Bank at 3:27PM when he receives a call from CAPITO’s cell telephone. CAPITO’s telephone continues to use the Star Valley and Payson towers through the 3:27PM call, when CAPITO’s telephone is using a cell tower located only 1.7 miles from the Compass Bank. At approximately 3:29PM, the High Country Bandits rob the Compass Bank, 613 S. Beeline Highway, Payson, Arizona. The next call on either GLORE or CAPITO’s mobile telephones is at approximately 4:40PM when they are contacting each other and both are using the cell tower near Punkin Center, approximately 30 miles south of Payson, Arizona. Both mobile telephones remain using that cell tower throughout the night and return to Show Low, Arizona by 11:00AM the next day. The FBI now had a pair of suspects, and they weren’t exactly crown princes of crime.
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Cell towers hidden in church steeples

Its the federal government and Industry Canada that will have the final say on the 30-metre tower to be built off Bancroft Drive. Area residents like Zeke Kanhai say the tower is too close to homes and will change the life of the Minnow Lake neighbourhood. “Should this tower be approved, my poor man’s castle will no longer feel the same, he said. I would feel I have been cheated of a dream.” ‘We will want more facilities.’ -Bell Mobility spokesperson John Woods Bell Mobility spokesperson John Woods told the planning committee during its Monday night meeting that his company has 22 towers in the Sudbury area. But he said Bell does plan to meet the consumer demand for stronger cell signals by putting up more towers in the coming years. “It’s not a threat, but we will come back to you, he said. We will want more facilities. We will want to bring more communications to you. Our main goal is we want to improve your community and that’s why we’re here tonight.” In rejecting the tower, Sudbury city councillors said they hope to inspire the federal government to require cell towers to be a certain distance away from residential areas.
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24 meeting. We just deliberated, she said. We went through, in detail with each member, the standard by which AT&T had to meet the variance, and we talked about the various concerns of the abutters. One of the concerns of the abutters, she said, was that if the variance were approved would there be maintenance vehicles in the area at all hours of the day and night to perform maintenance on the tower. We thought that was a fair concern, she said. So as a condition of the permit, we said that all non-emergency maintenance had to be performed during the day. Another issue raised by abutters was that construction of the tower would not be taking place at all hours. So the condition was added that work could not take place on the project before 8 a.m. and after 5 p.m., and there would be no work allowed on Sundays. Again, it would have been a disruption in the lives of the people who live in the area, Trezise said. Will Keyser, spokesman for AT&T New England, said the company is obviously pleased by the ruling of the ZBA. This tower is going to mean significant improvement in coverage for the towns residents. Currently, only 36 percent of the population in Scituate has access to reliable wireless service. When in service, this new tower will expand that figure to 70 percent. AT&T began looking at the site in 2009. web site Originally, the Wampatuck School was deemed an ideal location, but the town would not agree to construct a cell tower in such close proximity to a school. In 2011, a corporate decision shelved consideration of the Tilden Road property until 2012 when the company returned to resume discussions. This past August attorney Edward Pare, Jr. of the Boston law firm Brown Rudnick sent a letter to the Scituate Board of Selectmen on behalf of AT&T asking the board to reconsider its previous decision not to permit a cell tower at the Wampatuck School site, located at 226 Tilden Road. Pare said AT&T had looked at 29 different sites in Scituate, and that the Tilden Road neighborhood proved ideal.
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Scituate ZBA: Cell tower approved

The state draft, a copy of which is with TOI, stipulates that buildings on which cell towers are installed need to be legal. “This condition will render many existing cell towers open to action. Mumbai has over 1,800 illegal buildings that have had cell towers for 10-15 years now. When they were installed, there were no guidelines on towers,” said a senior bureaucrat in the urban development department. But the draft also says that cell towers are critical infrastructure and existing ones should be allowed to remain on unauthorized buildings as long as the latter are structurally safe. “If the municipality decides to demolish an illegal building that may have a cell tower, it will have to give a three-month notice to tower operators, giving them enough time to shift,” said a state official. “This aspect was not touched by the BMC in its policy.” Incidentally, the telecom industry does not want the conditions of 70% residents’ consent and minimum distance between cell towers and schools, hospitals, etc. Industry sources said the central government’s radiation guidelines are among the most stringent in the world and so consent of a building’s owner or its housing society or managing trust should sufficesomething the state draft has included. “Non-compliance with the country ‘s radiation norms attracts a huge penaltyRs 5 lakh per tower.
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Sudbury council shuts down cell tower request

Dr. Neil Cherry, a biophysicist at Lincoln University in New Zealand, stresses: “Public health surveys of people living in the vicinity of cell base stations should be carried out now, and continue progressively over the next two decades. This is because prompt effects such as miscarriage, cardiac disruption, sleep disturbance and chronic fatigue could well be indicators of the adverse effects. Symptoms of reduced immune system competence, cardiac problems, especially of the arrhythmic type, and cancers, especially brain tumor and leukemia, are probable.” Without a clear answer as to the effects of cell towers it is surprising that they are popping up everywhere. Churches low on cash or in need of repairs may find having a tower on their property beneficial. Phone companies pay rent for their placement and this can be up to $2000 a month. The company benefits greatly in this exchange; because even if a wise community has rejected a new tower, church property is often exempt from local zoning, land use laws and regulations pertaining to cell towers. Many of these churches are also home to daycare centers, and because of the way these new towers are hidden, people living around them or attending church inside may have no idea they are that close to a cell tower. The International Association of Fire Fighters in 2004 came out against the use of firehouses for cell antennas.
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Proposed Regulations Disguise Cell Towers

Vertical Consultants Adds Oregon Company as Its Newest Cell Tower Lease Client

If neighbors don’t approve, cell towers would have to be at least 300 feet from homes. The goal is to protect the historic community in Yakima. But it could come at the expense of upgraded service. Towers can be covered or disguised to blend in, but neighbors worry these options will cause cell quality to suffer. “Especially in emergency situations which is the ultimate justification for having cell phones service, said Clark Reynolds. A rep from U.S. Cellular says it’s not just the design, but the height of the tower, number of antennas and surrounding terrain all factor in to the quality of your call or the speed of your data. “If they can disguise them, all the better, Reynold said. Yakima hopes laying out a clear balance of new technology with old aesthetics will send the right signal. The http://towerleases.com/faq/ ordinance will be reviewed in about a month and could take effect a few weeks later.
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MONTGOMERY: Resident wants a cell tower on his property

Frank Schmidt & Son Co.’s property and deemed it necessary to renegotiate the terms within the lease. After receiving the result from Vertical Consultants’ complimentary cell tower lease review, J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. officially signed on with the telecom consulting firm as a client. Hugh Odom, President and Founder of Vertical Consultants states, We are privileged to have family-owned company, J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co., added to our client list. We proudly offer valuable information that will lead to monetary gain and better cell tower lease terms to property owners across North America. We make it our priority to provide all landowners with beneficial advice, expertise and above all, results, and we are have been successful in doing so. The telecom consulting firm has become a catalyst for positive change in the telecom industry. In 2012, Vertical Consultants increased cell tower rents for their clients by 142% and since inception has recovered over 200 years worth of unpaid cell tower rent and expenses for clients, collectively.
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Lloyd Staats has been trying to have a cell phone tower built on his property for more than six years. The 88-year-old resident and veteran of two wars appeared at the Oct. 3 Township Committee meeting to ask what he has to do to get permission to lease 2,400 square feet of his property to AT&T to erect a much needed, vital cell tower so he and he and his wife and their neighbors would have reliable cell phone (coverage) available for emergencies. I still have the best available location in the area to do this, Mr. Staats said. It is more than 1,000 feet from the historic byway. It is in a wooded area that the Griggstown Boy Scouts planted pine tree seedlings in 1963. Many white pine are now 70 or 80 feet tall. They only need to use an area 24,000 square feet. Access would be by an existing field road. Mr. Staats first attempted to have a cell tower built on his property in 2007. He said he lives in an area where most cell phones do not work.
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City opposes proposed cell tower

However, they report Fontur International Inc., which represents Bell Mobility, is committed to locating the tower at that property. Bell Mobility told the Post Wednesday it is willing to continue to work on site selection with the city. Usage of smartphones and mobile data in Burlington continues to grow at a rapid pace, and Bell is seeking to put in place a new cell site to serve demand now and into the future, Albert Lee with Bell media relations wrote in an email statement to the Post. We are fully committed to working with city officials to review the Industrial Street site and potential alternative locations that would meet Bell’s coverage and capacity requirements. City planner Mike Crough, who has communicated with Fontur International Inc. about the application since 2011, says the statement does not mean there is a commitment to a new site for the tower. From the statement, it sounds like the overriding component is that it still has to meet their requirements, he told the Post. They may come back with basically the same response theyve given us in the past, which is, Well, theres nothing else in here that meets our requirements, this is the only site. The telecommunications tower would be located at the northeastern corner of the property, which is currently vacant, adjacent to the rear lot line. The structure would be situated within an approximately 46-square-metre equipment compound consisting of an equipment shelter and a 2.4-metre-high chain link fence. City staff objects to the tower as it does not comply with the citys protocol for radicommunication facilities. In particular, the proposed tower does not comply with four sections of the protocol, including: – Radiocommunication facilities should be as inconspicuous as possible. – Radiocommunication towers shall be designed to allow co-location for a minimum of two additional radiocommunication service providers.
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