This email is in response to the Fairhaven Planning Board’s decision (on 2/21) to approve Verizon Wireless cell equipment to be placed at the top of poles at multiple locations along Huttleston Avenue in and near residential areas.
Unless you were within 300 feet of the locations affected and were notified by the town, everyone else was kept in the dark. The agenda for the meeting didn’t say what Verizon Wireless was proposing to do. It only listed Verizon Wireless, a code, street address and Map and Lot numbers.
The Open Meeting Law states, “the list of topics must be sufficiently specific to reasonably inform the public.” That agenda did not comply. Had specifics been listed as to WHAT Verizon Wireless was planning on doing, more people may have attended to oppose this project. The Town of Fairhaven Planning Board failed its residents by not providing details.
One location in front of 7 Huttleston Avenue (Route 6) near Main Street is right across the street from Fairhaven High School. This is not good to subject students and staff to this form of radiation from this cell equipment let alone residents nearby.
If you’re not happy with the Fairhaven Planning Board approving this project by Verizon Wireless to place all this cell equipment along Huttleston Ave at 8 locations, you can appeal their decision within 20 days of their approval on 2/21.
Below are some links to very important information on how this cell equipment can affect your health. The Fairhaven Planning Board should have done their homework on this. Once again, Fairhaven failed to provide appropriate vetting to protect its residents from potential harm.
Also listed are books available on cell towers and the electromagnetic radiation emitted that can affect public health along with pets and birds.
http://www.blakelevitt.com/cell_ towers__wireless_convenience__or_ environmental_hazard__proceedings_of_the___28525.htm
There are many sites online on this subject. We provided you with a few to look into. Please review.
Karen A. Vilandry, President, Hands Across the River Coalition, Inc.
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