Roswell Rejects Controversial Cell Tower

Looking down the double-barrel of a petition signed by 341 citizens and a crowded room, the Roswell City Council unanimously rejected a plan to allow cell towers at the fire station on Jones Road and Lake Charles Drive.  T-Mobile South applied to the city to lease land at the fire station to erect a 150-foot cell tower.

Government and public properties are currently acceptable sites for cell towers under the city’s zoning ordinance.  On February 9, the City Council will vote on amendment to  the wireless communication facility master plan striking the fire station from the list of acceptable sites for cell towers and will approve existing cell towers in annexed areas, commercial and industrial zoning and government sites.

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7 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Lynn on July 13, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    this is a complete attrocity. It shows that we are living under a Nazi Regime all over again. There was a time when the american flag stood for freedom.

  2. Posted by John on July 21, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    There’s nothing attrocious about rejecting a controversial cell phone tower. That is if I am reading the comment correctly. Perhaps there are neigborhoods close by that don’t want their property value affected. We have T-Mobile pulling the same crap and trying to place a cell tower in our commons area of our subdivsion 50ft away from a children’s playground. Now that’s an attrocity. Yes… we do live in a free country. Everyone’s voice count and if the people dont want it and speak out against the city then that’s the democratic government we live in. I am having to take a lot of time just to protect my property value as well as keep a health hazard out of my neighborhood. There should be a law banning a cell carrier from placing a cell tower in an area zoned as a residential area. If signal quality is a problem then T-Mobile and other companies should go back and improve their technology so that it works without having to be in our back yard. I work with technology and the responsibility should be placed on the cell carrier without jeapordizing our property value and placing a health hazard in our back yards!!!!!!

  3. Posted by Alex on February 23, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Apparently T-Mobile is now at it again. A notice has now been posted at 1060 Lake Charles Drive. T-Mobile plans on putting a 150 foot cell phone tower at this location. This is an area right smack in the middle of two good size subdivisions: Creekside and Lake Charles Plantation. This is not even including the four homes directly in front of the property and the Land o Lakes subdivision across Lake Charles Dr!

  4. Posted by Carol Levine on February 28, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    I live at 1064 Lake Charles Drive and will be contesting the placement of this cell tower. I ask any and all concerned neighbors to help in this protest. Please let me know how I can contact you. My telephone number is 770-993-2994. The neighborhood meeting is crucial as well as the signing of a petition. Thanks

    Carol Levine

  5. Posted by Jessica on March 20, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Alex & Cookie,

    Were either of you able to find the facebook page Mike mentioned at the meeting? Also, I spoke with a few of the neighbors about sending opposition emails to the city council members and they are wanting to know if our petition had any weight. Let me know. Thanks. Jessica

  6. Posted by Ashley on March 24, 2010 at 10:22 am

    Apparently our voices were not heard. Even though we have several hundred signatures on the petition, only about a hundred people showed up for the meeting. The city council apparently isn’t convinced that very many people care about the proposed site of the tower. We have got to show up in force to the April 14 meeting or we WILL LOSE this.

  7. Posted by Wendy on April 13, 2010 at 11:37 am

    Sweet Victory!

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