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>Cell Towers : Its Déjà vu all over again

>Cell Towers : Its Déjà vu all over again
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ – Its Déjà vu all over again looks like  the bid request that was put out before last nights meeting  was pulled by the council from the agenda. And once again the question remains what is the appeal with the T-Mobile push for Barnett Place?

On the surface it doesn’t seem to be as lucrative for the Village as the Fire House .The Moratorium on Wireless Telecommunication Facility Special Committee people were simply looking for some ground rules for residents and wireless company to provide service and minimize impact on neighborhoods.

The council seems split on the idea of a Special Committee and with good reason ,as we all know often the best intentions create unintended consequences . We are not big fans of government committees but a standard set of regional ground rules for both wireless companies and residents seems a bit over due .According to the Special Committee people we “presently have proposals for the construction of three cellular towers (“wireless telecommunications facilities”) within approximately one mile of each other ”  .

Everyone knows that all three will not be built. The conflicting proposals leave residents with a moving target and cell companies unable to properly plan a seamless network strategy .The current system works like musical chairs companies are forced to propose as many towers as possible , hopefully spreading out the resistance and latching on to the first one that get through the process  ,while ditching the others .

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