Council Rejects Cell Tower For Scotchtown
Regional Council unanimously voted down a proposed cellphone tower on municipal property in Scotchtown at last night’s meeting.
The vote marks the second time Eastlink has failed to find a site for the tower in the New Waterford area.
Earlier this year, Eastlink backed away from a site on Plummer Avenue in downtown New Waterford after people in the area raised objections to that location.
People in Scotchtown were worried about what they say are the possible negative health effects from telecommunications equipment if the tower was built.
There’s already a tower owned by Bell on the site that’s next to the community’s water supply.
Meanwhile, Eastlink spokesperson Jill Laing says the company’s cellphone towers produce emissions well below Health Canada standards.
CBRM planning director Malcolm Gillis says a map with other possible tower locations suggested by area residents has been sent to Eastlink.