Tuesday, July 8, 2014

70% of Community Opposed to Cell Tower at Middle School #milestonecommunications .@VoteDougDuncan .@AACountySchools

Severna Park
At the May 28, 2014, community meeting held to discuss the planned 110 foot tall cell phone tower for the playing fields of Magothy River and Severn River Middle Schools 70% of the community members in attendance at that meeting signed a Petition to OPPOSE the construction of this cell tower. 

Once again a Maryland community says no to a cell tower on a public school playground. 

The Petition language is below and a redacted copy of the signatures are shown in the Scribd link.

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Petition to oppose the 110' fake tree cellphone tower and 35'x75' fenced compound the Anne Arundel County Board of Education proposes to build on the sports playing fields of Magothy River and Severn River Middle Schools at 241 Peninsula Farm Road, Arnold, Maryland 21012.

Subject: Stop the Cell Tower at Magothy River and Severn River Middle Schools!

To Anne Arundel County Board of Education members:

Our family opposes the 110' fake tree cellphone tower and 35'x75' fenced compound the Anne Arundel County Board of Education proposes to build on the sports playing fields of Magothy River and Severn River Middle Schools at 241 Peninsula Farm Road, Arnold, Maryland 21012.

Our concerns include: health and safety risks for children, adverse impact on the environment, changes to the landscape and view shed, and decreased property values.

We also oppose your initial decision to approve a telecommunications leasing agreement with Milestone Communications because it violates the spirit if not letter of county code, banning cell towers within a 200-foot perimeter of county schools.

We look forward to you withdrawing your support of this project.

Sincerely,

3 comments:

  1. Montgomery County needs to issue a formal apology to PG County for unleashing the horror of Doug Duncan upon them. The dozens of cell sites now ready for construction in PG are a direct result of Duncan’s lobbying efforts on behalf of one of his many business/development employers, in this case, Milestone Communications (http://www.milestonecommunications.com/). Knowing Duncan as we do, Montgomery County must continue to be ever vigilant and not allow locally elected officials to sell our kids’ health and safety out to big business in exchange for campaign cash.

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  2. Anne Arundel County needs an apology too.

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  3. 73 sites on Prince Georges County Schools. Will the Community take action?

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