The "Linchpin" for a Group of Cell Phone Towers
The motives of our neighbor in this plan are clear: to line his pockets at the expense of his community.
But what are Sprint's motives, especially since the market need
for this one cell tower has not been adequately demonstrated to the Town
This cell phone tower, if constructed, will generate revenue
through colocation, by which Sprint will lease the tower for use by
multiple cell phone service providers. This is why AT&T has
referred to the Burr Street plan as the "linchpin" for a group planned
by Sprint and AT&T.
If this plan is pushed through by Sprint and the Connecticut
Siting Council after its unanimous rejection by Easton's Planning &
Zoning Commission and Board of Selectmen, our town zoning laws will be
rendered meaningless, and nothing will stop Sprint and other cell phone
companies from building towers throughout Easton, in surrounding
communities, and right in your own neighborhood.
One cell phone tower today, perhaps one dozen next year, and one
hundred the year after that, and the rights of citizens and taxpayers
Is this democracy?