Planning Board Member: Anger About Cell Tower Should Be Directed At Township Committee

cell tower presidentialIn response to yesterday’s report about the anger expressed by residents regarding the pending use of the newly erected Cell Tower near Presidential Estates and other developments, a Planning Board member tells TLS the residents are expressing their disappointment to the wrong party. The member is referring to a plan of the area residents to protest the decision at the next Planning Board Meeting, which they believed was tomorrow evening.

“There is no Planning Board meeting tomorrow”, the member tells TLS. “The next meeting is November 23rd, and they are welcome to come”, says the member. “However, the residents are addressing their concerns to the wrong board, as they should be talking to the Township Committee, being that it’s their property”, the board member said.

That meeting, he says, is this Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m.

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  2. because developers follow road sizes based on RSIS and even though lakewood should be treated differently the developers dont want to widen them because they might lose one or two houses. As far as the cell towers go the township attorney came in front of the planning board about 7months ago for a “courtesy review” on this cell tower. I would aggree that the place to voice your concerns is at the next township committee

  3. He is saying this because he does not want you to waste your time and everyone elses time. The Planning Board did not and does not approve this project or any project of the Lakewood Governing Body. It would be prudent if everyone would learn the facts before talking and blogging.

  4. to treif says:
    November 15, 2010 at 5:49 pm
    It is a mess noone wants to deal with! They will push it back and forth at eachother until the townspeople sue them!
    Thats the problem with so much money is wasted on law suets that have no basis what are you going to sue them for ????

  5. PS- the residents should be more worried about the electrical transfer station on the other side of Chestnut. The electrical field generated by that is about 10,000 to .01 of the cell tower.

  6. they should put this in the industrial park where it wont have a negative effect on the real estate value. watch how quick the tower comes down once they reassess the values.

  7. Even if an actual application was being made to the planning board by a private landowner, instead of the current situation where a courtesy review for the town was done and is no longer before the Board, whining to the planning board about dangers of cell towers and supposed adverse effects on property values would not change the outcome. The planning board cannot reject an application for a use permitted by the zoning laws just because certain residents do not like it. If an application meets the legal requirements they must approve it. To outlaw cell towers in residential areas one must address the state legislature and or the town committee.

  8. ToAnonymous says:
    Did you forget there are many private schools in the industrial park,for those complaing about health isssues to children ~ is it a health issue or a money issue????

  9. the tower is in an out of the way location, the end of the parking area, next to the woods. great place 4 it, so stop complaining and accept it.

  10. to #21 actually i do, how do you think i know the exact location. its never coming down its gonna stay there forever, so get over it , and get on with your life!!( hey TLS censors, is this post better than the the one you moderated?)

  11. To #5 Member: The Planning Board can continue to blame street widths on developer’s “not wanting to widen them”. The fault lies with the Planning Board for not sending a recomendation to the Committee to change the ordinance regarding street widths. It sits with you guys as much as you’d like to pass it off to the developers. Of course they want to maximize their profits. Who wouldn’t? You guys should do something about it.

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