Petition to Deny Cell Tower at 5 Sicomac Rd. North Haledon, NJ 07508
WE, THE UNDERSIGNED CITIZENS OF North Haledon, New Jersey AND/OR INTERESTED PARTIES, HEREBY PETITION the Borough of North Haledon’s elected leaders and/or appointed officials to steadfastly REJECT any and all proposals for construction, erection and operation of a cell tower and cellular base station at or around the vicinity of 5 Sicomac Rd.
This petition urges the North Haledon Officials to turn down the proposal based on several factors, including:
1) Recognition of potential long term health effects due to exposure to low-level, non-cellular heating EMFs, particularly the risks posed to children;
2) Consideration of the impact on property owners. The Federal Communications Act of 1996 states that property values and aesthetics are valid reasons for a municipality to deny zoning for a cell tower or antenna. The proposed cell tower is in a residential area directly adjacent to residential properties.
3)The environmental impact of the construction and operation of a cell tower and cellular base station has not been established and said construction and operation may present a hazard to North Haledon residents, environment, and water supply.
4) The existence and presence of a cellular tower and its base station is not befitting of North Haledon's rural nature, nor does it belong in the landscape desired by the residents.