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KNOW YOUR Greenwich Cell Phone Tower Setback Regulation Impact - Illustrated.
Greenwich CT RTM (Town Meeting) RESOLUTION: 1500 FEET passes 3/8/2010: This rule impacts 162 acres around each tower.
CONN Gen. Assembly House Bill#5504 proposes 750 feet setback from schools (40 acre impact):
How will this radius affect the future placement of school campus facilities in Greenwich?
Schools are shown in red dots, and the existing cell towers shown with blue markers:
DO YOU KNOW YOUR LOCAL CELL PHONE TOWERS?
5 Perryridge Rd
monopole 164 ft
verizon @ 124'
sprint @ 154'
t-mobile @ 144'
nextel @ 113'
|1 Greenwich Plaza - Arch Street||41.020277778||-73.626111111||rooftop||51'-100'||Omnipoint @ 86', Nextel @ 69', Verizon @ 106' Cingular @ 102' t-mobile @ 7' verizon @ 100' nextel @ 80'|
|Sound Shore Drive||41.029722222||-73.598333333||power mount||CL&P (#1292)||99.00||(P443) CL&P Structure #1292||cing/at&t @ 120'||sprint iDEN @ 92'|
|Sound View Road||41.033055556||-73.568055556||power mount||CL&P (#1256)||99.00||P526||t-mobile @ 107.5'|
|36 Ritch Avenue||41.004397222||-73.646897222||flagpole||AT&T Wireless @ 70'||cingular @ 64'|
Between 20 Bowman Drive
and King St
Verizon antennas @65'
|Butternut Hollow Rd||41.096958333||-73.638855556||self-supporting lattice||DPS||180.00'||D150|
|verizon @ 100'/130'||dps @ 177'/105'||cingular @ 150'||cl&p @ 165'||t-mobile @ 130'|
|50 East Putnum Avenue||41.032222222||-73.625055556||Rooftop||202'11"-204"||YMCA - Sprint @ 208', AT&T @ 225'||cingular @ 67'|
The farther the tower and the weaker the tower signal, the stronger the radiation power of the handset:
Many who concern themselves with cell phone towers are unaware that:
1. Cell phone hand sets increase their radiated power as the distance to the tower increases.
2. Cell phones continually advise the tower of their location by a radiated signal. The farther the tower, the stronger the signal.
3. Water and water vapor absorb radio signal waves. The brain is mainly composed of water. The brain absorbs this signal.
4. Texting, wireless internet and blue tooth technology all have similar effects.
5. One of the strongest radiators of EMF is the electric hair dryer. Many other household appliances have strong radiated EMF.
6. Florescent lights are a strong radiator of EMF (electromagnetic field)
How many acres will a cell tower restrict for schools or school facilities?
At 1500 ft, 162 acres are restricted.
At the proposed State setback of 750 ft, 40 acres are restricted.
At the debated 1 mile setback, over 2010 acres are restricted.
How many towers are licensed in Greenwich?
Above we have mapped 25 from the Siting Council Comprehensive Database. Another is pending.
News Update 4/9/2010 From Town Hall, Greenwich, CT:
The Board of Selectmen on Thursday unveiled a nine-member committee that will tackle the issue of cellular service
-- and construction of cell towers --
in Greenwich as a year-long battle over proposed cell towers continues.
Greenwich Police Capt. Mark Kordick;
Robert Lichtenfeld, managing director of operations for Greenwich Public Schools;
Katie Blankley, assistant town planner;
Martin Mushkin, a lawyer;
Karen Sadik-Khan, an RTM member for District 6/Old Greenwich;
Christopher Franco, a conservation committee member;
Dr. Peter Arturi from the board of health;
and state Rep. Fred Camillo, R-151st District
Janet DeLuca, a Representative Town Meeting member for District 12/Havemeyer.
News Update from Greenwich Post 4/15/2010 (in part):
Mr. Camillo has proposed a new law in the legislature that would prohibit the construction of cell towers within 750 feet of a school or day care center. While the law has passed through the Energy and Communication Committee of the state legislature, he admitted there was still a long way to go before it became law. He said he also supports a bill that would create regional siting councils instead of having one state one, which he says will allow for more local control.
“That’s one step closer to what we want,” said Mr. Camillo, who has testified before the energy committee that since the legislature created the state siting council it has the power to limit it as well as even disband it.
As a member of the task force, Mr. Camillo said he will be able to bring experience and information from working both in Hartford and locally with North Mianus families. Mr. Camillo admitted it will be a “hard task” balancing the need for cell phones in town with private property rights.
"How to Limit Exposure to Cell Phone Radiation Risk" by Davon Jacobson, Md
Best I-95 scary looking cell phone tower in New Jersey.