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Sorry, the previous post was posted in mid-sentence...anyway, I was trying to point out that for everyone to make tons of money, all the major/and not so major roads must be lined with a necklace of towers. Some in my small community have pointed out that this seems to be a catch-22. We are facilitating drivers to speak on the phone which is illegal in our state. At the grass root level, there is enormous resistence to the lack of autonomy a community has in regard to the tower builders. One cannot deny a permit on the grounds of a health hazard as the 96 TCA won't allow it but at public hearings, this is a BIG concern. There is growing evidence that health risks exist. The question of liability was a heated one at our last public hearing. Of course, these companies have a knee jerk reaction to permit-denial and that is Litigate...easy for them to do. Almost all our surrounding communities are having some sort of questionable experience with a Tower Builder. It is commonly thought in our community that they will be redundant in 10 years and our by-law has provision for them to shoulder the cost of dismantling their erection. I probably wouldn't have to rant and rave about all this if it weren't so profitable on another level, but just wanted everyone to take a look at their immediate landscape and horizon.
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