Lake Meade residents oppose cell-phon...

Lake Meade residents oppose cell-phone tower

There are 28 comments on the Evening Sun story from Mar 4, 2011, titled Lake Meade residents oppose cell-phone tower. In it, Evening Sun reports that:

Several Lake Meade residents are aligning opposition to a proposed cell-phone tower, saying it would decrease property values and would be better located on another nearby site.

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Douglas Brecht

York, PA

#24 Mar 5, 2011
I have a tower near me next to wayne nells meats and have never heard sound from the tower and property values have never been shown to lose value due to a tower Lake Meade has the worst reception in the area even with Nextel phone so it would improve life therefor better the value of such .. I hope lake Meade doesn't become another East Berlin with there problem from within. And yes I am a former Baltimorean and pay taxes so yes I speak.
Gene

Chambersburg, PA

#26 Mar 5, 2011
stuff blows off them in storms. Ok, two points here. Do you send your children to play in a storm, that they might get hit with debris from the cell tower? And secondly, stuff gets blown off many things during storms. Trees, houses, power lines come to mind
tower NOT necessary

York, PA

#27 Mar 5, 2011
Ok... you people aren't getting the point... The towers are unsafe. They can blow over in high wind (and I know that kids shouldn't play in a storm, that was a dumb thing for someone to say), there have been studies that have proven that there are health risks. The people that say they live "near" a tower are full of [email protected].. I'm sure the tower is not within 300 ft. of there back door. The water tower is functional for the community. and the tower in an unnecessary eye sore. The last I checked landlines were very cheap for local service and with things like Magic Jack and Vonage out there, there is no reason that people can't have them in their home. Also, the people complaining about no cell service live on the other side of the lake. It is well known that the houses over there are more expensive. On the Schofield Drive side the houses are cheaper. Therefore, it is more likely for a first time buyer, like myself, to buy on the Schofield side. So while the people who are "well off" are begging for cell service we are stuck with the tower and the financial burden of not being able to sell. CELL PHONES ARE NOT A NECESSITY, THEY ARE A LUXURY.
It is recommended that any dwelling be a minimum of 1200 feet away from a cell tower. Why not find a way to get service to the community without putting a tower right behind houses. Now the people on the Schofield side will have to live in fear, not only for their health, but also for the value of their home. Thank you for making me HAVE to live here for the next 2o years or so because there won't be ANY equity in my home for at least that long!
lake meader

Duncannon, PA

#28 Mar 5, 2011
Resident of LM wrote:
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Last time I checked, 1/4 mile is further away than 200 feet behind a house! We use Verizon and have NEVER dropped a call at or around our house. The fact of the matter is, these towers are unsightly, dangerous, and it is irresponsible to put them this close to residents who have small children.
People might say...well, these stupid people believe everything they read about how dangerous cell towers are when there has been no solid proof of the health concerns. I seem to remember that this was also the case with cigarettes and asbestos years ago...and look at where that brought us??!!
Drive around lake meade, check out Bragg,Davis, drive and see what kind of signal you get. I have Verizon and alot of people i know have verizon and the signal sucks there and around. There is alot of dead areas in LM. Also check out lake meade rd and stoney point rd. You leave the area and then i have signal. THEY NEED TO PUT UP A TOWER... Any way the tower isn't even on LM property..
I will be there......
urmissingthepoin t

York, PA

#29 Mar 5, 2011
lake meader wrote:
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Drive around lake meade, check out Bragg,Davis, drive and see what kind of signal you get. I have Verizon and alot of people i know have verizon and the signal sucks there and around. There is alot of dead areas in LM. Also check out lake meade rd and stoney point rd. You leave the area and then i have signal. THEY NEED TO PUT UP A TOWER... Any way the tower isn't even on LM property..
I will be there......
I have Verizon and I drive around the lake ALL the time and make it a point to go on the side roads, including Bragg drive and Davis and I have NEVER lost a phone call due to me not have enough service. Besides, everyone is missing the point... People are not saying they don't want a cell tower at all... they are simply saying they don't want it near their home and families. I think people are jumping up and getting defensive when they don't need to. Put the tower elsewhere and everyone is happy!
lake meader

Duncannon, PA

#30 Mar 6, 2011
urmissingthepoint wrote:
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I have Verizon and I drive around the lake ALL the time and make it a point to go on the side roads, including Bragg drive and Davis and I have NEVER lost a phone call due to me not have enough service. Besides, everyone is missing the point... People are not saying they don't want a cell tower at all... they are simply saying they don't want it near their home and families. I think people are jumping up and getting defensive when they don't need to. Put the tower elsewhere and everyone is happy!
So you are telling me that you make it a point to drive around looking for lost signal? Dude, you need to get a life.......... Then if you don't loose signal in these areas you must have a magic phone or a super phone. There is around 10 families i know on these roads that are having the same problem..... All Verizon and loosing signal or no signal. We need a tower. If not there then some where close.....
urmissingthepoin t

York, PA

#31 Mar 6, 2011
lake meader wrote:
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So you are telling me that you make it a point to drive around looking for lost signal? Dude, you need to get a life.......... Then if you don't loose signal in these areas you must have a magic phone or a super phone. There is around 10 families i know on these roads that are having the same problem..... All Verizon and loosing signal or no signal. We need a tower. If not there then some where close.....
I do not need to get a life. I just happen to be in conversations with customers and I don't want to disrupt my family or the conversation. I am just showing some respect to my customers. It gets a little tedious driving on Lake Meade Road all the time so that is why I tend to drive on all of the side roads. My phone is NOT a magic phone it is simply a Verizon cell phone that works in those areas. You are right about one thing though... "if not there than somewhere close"... perfect. Just not near homes. This is just a simple matter of finding a more suitable location.
Ford of Fort Pickett

Norfolk, VA

#33 Mar 13, 2011
A Fort Pickett Outlying Landing Field anybody!?
So how do those of you who talk about cell phone towers feel about all that jet noise controversy surrounding Naval Auxillory Landing Field Fentress, Naval Air Station Oceana and Chesapeake Regional Airport?

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