Sunday, October 23, 2016

Meeting on Floreen's Plan to Put a 300 lb+ Cell Tower in Your Front Yard #Fairland #LeisureWorld

Fairland (Silver Spring) and Leisure World, you are up next for cell towers in your front yards. Citizens in those neighborhoods should attend this meeting. Eventually, all neighborhoods in Montgomery County will be part of this plan. Everyone should attend to learn what is coming to your front yard.
New cell tower in MoCo

Montgomery County Council to hold meeting on cell antennas (300-900 lbs) and large poles in your front yard
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Ridgeview Middle School
16600 Raven Rock Drive
     7 PM

ROCKVILLE, Md., October 7, 2016—The Montgomery County Council from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26, will hold an informational forum at Ridgeview Middle School in Gaithersburg on a proposal that would allow for the installation of small cell antennas and poles in public rights-of-way. The meeting will provide an opportunity to learn about pending telecommunication tower applications and to ask questions about existing and proposed County regulations.
Ridgeview Middle School is located at 16600 Raven Rock Dr. in Gaithersburg.

The meeting will be recorded by County Cable Montgomery (CCM) and broadcast numerous times on Cable Channels 996 (high-definition) and 6 (standard definition) on Comcast; Channels 1056 (HD) and 6 (SD) on RCN; and Channel 30 on Verizon. Times of the rebroadcasts have yet to be determined. The recording of the meeting also will be available via streaming through the Council web site at .

The Council is now considering proposed Zoning Text Amendment (ZTA) 16-05, sponsored by Council President Nancy Floreen, which would allow telecommunications poles no higher than 30 feet in various zones with standards for their construction. The Council held a public hearing on the proposal on July 19.

[Blatant marketing verbiage advocating for cell towers vendors has been deleted from this press release. The last time we checked, the Montgomery County Council was supposed to represent all citizens of Montgomery County, not just  three or four cell tower vendors.]

Light poles can not support 300 lb cell systems.  New poles must be built. Roads and sidewalks must be dug up to bury underground lines to connect these new front yard cell towers to each other.


  1. So, our fearless leaders are bent on transforming the inhabitants of MoCo into a race of mutants.

    1. Yes... because it puts tens of thousands of campaign dollars in their coffers and even more under-the-table money in their bank accounts.

    2. Is this an episode from the Simpsons?

  2. What possible reasons could Nancy Floreen have for sponsoring this? That needs to be investigated. Either she is corrupt or stupid to think that residents would want this so which is it and how the hell did she therefore become Council President? What was she thinking?


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