Lakewood MUA Releases Notice For Proposed Wireless Telecommunications Facility

cell tower presidentialThe MUA today released a public notice regarding a new cell tower which Sprint and Nextel propsed building on Oak Street. The following is the notice: Sprint Together with Nextel (Sprint) is proposing to construct a new wireless telecommunications facility at Oak Street, Lakewood Township, Ocean County, New Jersey.

Sprint is proposing to mount 12 wireless communications antennas at a centerline elevation of 131 feet above ground level on a recently constructed 151-foot tall water tank and place supporting equipment at the base of the water tank within a 600 square foot lease area.

Proposed supporting equipment cabinets will be located on concrete piers. Proposed coax support trays will extend coaxial cables from the proposed supporting equipment to the proposed antennas on the water tank.

The lease area will be enclosed by a proposed 9-foot high chain link fence. Access to the wireless facility will be from an access drive from Oak Street.

Any interested party wishing to submit comments regarding the effect the proposed facility may have on any historic property may do so by sending such comments to: Lorraine Witter-Louis, 87 Hibernia Avenue, Rockaway, New Jersey 07866 or by electronic mail to: [email protected], and please refer to E2PM Tracking Number P-11-07-01.

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  1. A perfect example. Always place cell towers in commercial areas vs residential areas. I see they learnt their lesson. If you have an issue with schools in the area they don`t belong there in the first place.

  2. I’ve got a better idea – let’s do away with ALL the cell towers in Lakewood. That way no one will get a ticket for talking on a cell phone.

  3. This is a great opportunity for the Lakewood community. Besides the Township getting rent , we will have a cheaper service available especially now with the 4G technology. Its a win-win for everyone

  4. I have kids in school both in Kol Torah on Oak St and in Bnos Brocha (on River Ave off of Oak). I do not want this tower placed here!!
    What can we do to prevent it from being erected?

  5. to no 3
    It is an Industrial Park, for Industry. Industry for factories where they make things and pay taxes. I know you schools are a business but are you now calling them an industry and if so why not tax them as an Industry?

  6. 8.Radiation? says:
    March 14, 2011 at 3:32 pm
    I have kids in school both in Kol Torah on Oak St and in Bnos Brocha (on River Ave off of Oak). I do not want this tower placed here!!
    What can we do to prevent it from being erected?

    I don’t have a cellphone contract & almost never use one. If you use a celllphone yourself don’t complain. You sound like the guy smoking complaining about secondhand smoke from the guy next to him.
    That said go fight city hall, no one has won against sprint except the lawyers who charged heavy bucks for their service. So I say don’t fight a losing cause.

  7. If you read the article you will realize that the introductory sentence errs in describing the project as a “cell tower”. At least three comments above call it a tower. It is a ring of antennas around an existing newly-constructed water tank and placed about 20 feet BELOW the top of the tank. I do not believe it is anywhere near River Avenue. There is a newly constructed water tank on the extreme East end of Oak Street, where it ends on Airport Road. That is probably the water tank where they plan to place the antennas. It is actually only two (long) blocks from my community. If that is where it is going, I do not oppose it even though I live nearby.

  8. what about all the people that live in the area besides for the thousands of kids in schools on Oak Street and off the 9? who do you submit your opposition to the tower to?

  9. everyone that gets water from water towers with intennas should be afraid I personally know of a certain town/city with numerous people who had lived in such an area and a unproportional # of people in the area with machlos! beware!

  10. unbelievable!
    We all complain about Sprints crummy reception in parts of Lakewood and then we complain when they try to fix it!

  11. Will any reader of this site please name one other town, besides Lakewood, where schools are permitted in an industrial park? Anyone, please?

  12. great post!

    To radiation a problem- It’s nowhere near the schools or homes on Oak Street; it’s down by Airport Road in the Industrial Park.

    And to Fred- where’s your data backing up your logic? Even a newspaper article…and not the ones you find on line in the grocery store.

  13. This tower is on the corner of oak and airport rd. Its FAR from any schools and residences. All the people complaining about schools on oak st too close are just kvetching abi to kvetch. The existing towers on massachusets are a LOT closer to your precious childs school than this tower will be! If it didn’t bother you or your school to build “so close” to that dangerous tower then maybe just get a life. Where should they put the cell towers? In the middle of the atlantic?? I live in the vine oak area and I was happy about this bec. I have sprint cell service, but its so far from me anyway I don’t think it will help me. Let’s all smile and find something else to complain about.

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