- Published: Friday, 05 September 2014 10:25
- Written by Letter to the Editor
Editor, the following is an open letter to the Municipality of Meaford, council and staff:
Municipal staff will be submitting a report to council at Monday’s Council Meeting of the Whole recommending Council pass a motion to Lease to Rogers Telecommunications the right to put a 91-foot Cell Tower in the harbour for 25 years. Staff, Rob Armstrong, Director of Building and Planning will be recommending that Municipality of Meaford sign a Lease with Rogers to put a 91-foot Cell Tower in the harbour, around 40ft from where The Farmers’ Market is held in the Rotary Pavilion. The Rogers lease is for 5 years with four extensions of 5 years for a total of 25 years, a $12,000 per year lease payment to the Municipality for the first 5 years, increased by 10% at every extension.
There have been numerous proposals to build cell towers in Meaford's neighbourhoods and they have all caused concern, with good reason. The ramifications would give any reasonable person concern.