THANK YOU BOB GARDNER.
Thank you for showing the moral courage that you displayed at the ZBA at the 26th of February meeting. Thank you for having the intellect to read and understand the overwhelming proof that our group entered into the record. And, most importantly, Thank You for doing the right thing for the neighbourhood, for the Town Of Dartmouth, for the Early Learning Center and for Adriance.
For everyone concerned that AT&T will just consider the denial of their special permit a minor obstacle to be overcome, we fully expect that AT&T will unleash their usual hyperbole and techno babble as they appear at the Dartmouth Historical Comission meeting on Monday the 9th of March at 6:30 pm, and we recommend that you ask your friends and neighbours to attend and to have your voices heard.
The process with Massachusetts Historical Comission and the Dartmouth Historical Commission is a separate process. The focus is on aesthetics and historic integrity. We cannot let Atty Pare get what he wants through this other opening. We need a huge turnout for this meeting.
The DHC office is on the third floor in between entrances to the SB meeting room.
This is not the end, but hopefully, it is the beginning of the end.
This site was created as a community service to communicate, inform, and encourage opposition to a proposed cell tower on the Concordia property at 300 Gulf Road, Dartmouth. Please attend the ZBA hearing at Town Hall, January 26th, 6:15 PM. We have collected over 500 signatures already. Add you name to the list now.
At the January 26th meeting, we intend to ask the ZBA to read a document into the record. Please click on the "Documents" link below to download this document.
The document explains in plain English why there is no coverage gap and explains 5 key facts that should allow the ZBA to deny the application without fear of a Federal lawsuit.
- The 6th January meeting discussed the Santos property and AT&T agreed to take a closer look. We anticipate that they will state at the meeting on the 26th, that that because of the snow they couldn't get to it. It is critical that we make sure that the meeting is open to the public so that we can be heard.
- Having delayed the hearing until December 30th, it was re-delayed until January 6th - so that AT&T could say that any site that does not start with 300 Gulf Rd is unsuitable.
- Having postponed the Special Permit application at the meeting on the 30th of October until the 5th of November allows AT&T to look for other sites - which is good - but it also allows them to make changes to their application so that the monopole will be 150 feet from the Dartmouth Early Learning Center and the YMCA pool - instead of 75 feet and to reduce the monopole height to 100 feet - these would be minor costmetic changes. We want a different site.
- By-laws specifically state that a cell tower may not be erected on this property which is designated for maritime use.
- Application for a cell tower has already been approved on Allen Street, which is only 2 and a half miles from this site. Why another tower here where it is specifically stated in the by-laws that one cannot be erected?
- There is a real threat to safety of residential neighborhood from a cell tower fire and from ice falling off the cell tower onto residents or children at the Dartmouth Early Learning Center and the Dartmouth YMCA.
- Disruptive to bucolic surroundings and designated scenic road. The tower will be visible from historic Padanaram Village and the harbor.
- Potential hardship and loss of business and enrollment at Dartmouth Early Learning Center and the YMCA due to the perception about cell towers.
- Unequal application of the zoning laws: other businesses had to comply to strict aesthetic requirements to preserve the natural skyline and were compelled to put utility wires underground & have natural wood siding on buildings at an increased cost.
- Decreased real estate values
- Designated an Historical Area
- Archeological relics have been discover on test site
- Detrimental Environmental consequences including to the Endangered species habitat
- Tower would be adjacent to Dartmouth Natural Resource Trust Land.
Contact Stuart MacGregor, President of Concordia, to let him know there are more appropriate locations for a cell tower.
- Phone: (508) 742-5884
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