A pre-submission application for a 100-foot, T-Mobile cell tower to be built behind the on Montauk Highway was approved by the Town of Southampton Planning Board last week, according to an article published by 27east.
The article reports that the approval now allows T-Mobile a year to file a formal site plan application, however, the planning board has asked T-Mobile "to tweak its proposal—namely, ask to build a shorter tower because the 100-foot-tall version does not meet the town’s “fall zone” requirements—for it to have a chance of securing approval."
and the East Quogue Civic Association have long opposed the cell tower. The launched a campaign that aims to rid T-mobile from the equation and — the fire district install a tower strictly for their own communications.
Meanwhile, East Quogue residents have taken the fight to the Internet. Their website, called No T-Mobile Tower in East Quogue, which disseminates information and asks residents to sign an e-petition that states that they do not want a cell tower to be erected.
The has maintained that there is a gap in communication and the tower is necessary to close that gap. The fire district will also collect $2,200 a month from T-mobile in rent.
The Planning Department's approved report is attached to this article in a PDF format.
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