Letter: Route 88 cell tower location is a travesty

Posted 3/21/23

In my personal opinion, putting a 150-foot cell tower right up against wetlands is a travesty! The fact that the company had to ask the town for so many variances to even get this to go through …

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Letter: Route 88 cell tower location is a travesty

Posted

In my personal opinion, putting a 150-foot cell tower right up against wetlands is a travesty! The fact that the company had to ask the town for so many variances to even get this to go through speaks to how poor of a choice of location this is!

Since they dug the hole to put the base for this tower, it has been surrounded by water. They had to drain it to pour the cement. It filled back up once they stopped draining it. I have seen the 40 to 60-foot trees come down in that area in high winds because the ground is too wet to hold the roots in. 

Greed seems to have outranked common sense! I believe this 150-foot tower they are putting up will most definitely be a safety hazard in our future. If/when it fails, it will block key evacuation routes. It would block Route 88, Drift Road or Masquesatch Road.

My heart hurts knowing that the "Almighty buck" beats out common sense. 

Val Turner

Westport

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