Stop the Bohemia Cell Towers
Bohemia residents were shaken when letters arrived home Monday, August 4th that the Bohemia Fire Department was considering adding commercial cell phone towers to each of their facilities. The Fire Department sites are located in the middle of a residential neighborhood — one just a few yards away from John Pearl Elementary School, the other a similar distance from Connetquot High School. The Department apparently had the towers in the works for over a year, but the early August mailer was the first most residents had heard of such a proposal. Even with just a few hours’ notice, over 200 residents showed up at a board meeting to voice their concern and displeasure.
We now have to take action and let our voices be heard.
Our concerns:Property values in the area can reportedly drop anywhere from 2-to-25 percent, and the federal government will not back a new mortgage for a home purchased within a certain radius of the tower.