Cell tower hearing to be continued Nov. 3

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Conditional use hearing runs long, needs more health and safety data
By Mike McGann, Editor, UnionvilleTimes.com

Wednesday night's conditional use hearing for a proposed T-Mobile cell tower will continue in November.

CHADDS FORD — A public hearing on the placement of a new cell phone tower by T-Mobile will be continued on Nov. 3, after Wednesday night’s hearing ran over its allotted time and the applicant asked for time to gather research data on the effects of electromagnetic radiation from the towers.

The conditional use public hearing will resume, Wednesday, Nov. 3 at 6 p.m. at the township building.

At Wednesday night’s meeting, a number of residents expressed concerns about the placement of the tower, relative to local homes, and whether the constant EM radiation emitted by the towers might present a health risk for those living there. While the representatives of T-Mobile seemed to take issue with that, more data on the subject will be presented at next month’s hearing.

In other news, the township is looking for volunteers to fill spots on various township boards and commissions. Currently, according to Supervisors Chair Deborah Love, there is an opening on the Sewer Authority and there may be an opening on the Planning Board as well. Interested residents are advised to check the township’s newly revised Website for information about the various boards and which have openings coming in 2011.

Those interested should mail resumes — either by email or by postal service — to the township to be considered for the openings.

Wednesday night’s meeting, already delayed by the conditional use hearing for the cell tower, was further delayed by the Phillies. Acting in the public interest, the meeting was delayed a couple of minutes, as Phils’ ace Roy Halladay pitched the ninth inning in the division playoffs — taking a no-hitter into the final inning. The game was projected on the big screen in the township’s meeting room.

Halladay got his three outs, the Phillies won and the meeting got underway at about 7:45

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