Big Pond: Nature NOT Cell Towers
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Big Pond is loved for its nature, beauty and simplicity. In an effort to protect these qualities I am signing this petition in opposition of a potential telecommunications tower and related facilities within the immediate vicinity of Big Pond, East Otis MA.
Consider that cell phone coverage in Otis is already quite good. A review of the three major providers websites (T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T) shows most of Otis and the surrounding area has high quality, high speed coverage. Thus an additional tower in a new location would offer little benefit.
Furthermore, the close proximity of a cell tower will have a negative impact on the value of nearby homes. Reduced home valuations longterm will lead to lower tax revenue for the Town of Otis, thus offsetting what economic gain may have come from leasing the land the cell tower is on.
The idea of a cell tower directly across from Camp Bonnie Brae, the nation’s longest, continuously operating Girl Scout Camp, seems inappropriate, especially when it offers little benefit to the surrounding community and ecosystem.
Those who love and cherish Big Pond