Input Needed For Proposed Bell Cell Tower In Milton

UPDATE:  Many thanks to Angela for getting a hold of me with updated information as she wanted to ensure that the public is getting the information correctly….so thanks Angela :)

An application has been made by Altus Group Limited (on behalf of Bell Canada) to install a cell tower in Milton in front of New Life Church on Thompson Road near Clark Blvd.

The date of the application is February 28th and this starts the process for input from places like the Town of Milton.  I had originally posted the due date for submissions was March 20th, but that is wrong.  The notices havent been sent out to area residents as of yet but will be sent shortly.  There will be an opportunity to send in your input and in addition to that there WILL be a public meeting scheduled for a later date before the decision is made by Industry Canada. 

Its important to know that the Town of Milton is a commenting agent only.  The town will not be making the decision on this matter as it is under the jurisdiction of Industry Canada, which is the federal government.

Notices WILL Be sent out to homes in the area of 120 m radius of the proposed location which encompasses homes in both ward 7 and ward 6.

The tower will reach a height of 29.9 metres tall.

The proposal is for the installation of a cross style steel telecommunications mono-pole tower.

It will include:

  • Fenced mechanical compount 8 x 9 m (equipment shed dimensions 2.03 x 2.44 m)
  • Installation of buried hydro line and / or overhead hydro line
  • Installation of concrete filled bollards
  • Planting of spruce trees to surround compound.

 

If you do have any questions, please contact the following:

Angela Janzen, Planner – Policy

Town of Milton 150 Mary Street Milton ON L9T 6Z5

angela.janzen@milton.ca

56 Comments

  1. Michael Hier says:

    I live approximately 350m from the proposed tower. Most of the material I was able to find indicated that a minimum of 400m distance from the tower was “saf-ER”.

    I’m not impressed with this proposal and certainly oppose it.

    Sadly, I was not notified of the Altus info session sooner and can’t make the session.

  2. Kristen says:

    Aaron,

    Make sure you are at the meeting on the 12th … you have to make a point that you did not get notice.

  3. Steven Hunter says:

    To Councillor Mike Cluett

    Have you decided if your going to support the new cell tower proposal ? Lsst we spoke..11 days ago you were waiting to “review the information” Have you been able to come to a conclusion? We need all the support we can get seeing that these cell towers are a major threat to our heatlh. Looking forward to hearing your decision.

    FYI – Altus is holding a information session April 12th at the Milton Leisure Centre from 7-9pm. Thanks

  4. Mike Cluett says:

    Steven,

    I’m sorry I couldn’t get back to you sooner…its been a busy Easter weekend with the family & I hope you had a wonderful Easter as well.

    I am still reviewing a lot of information, talking with residents in the area for their views, speaking with councillors from other areas who have dealt with the same process as well as informing town residents of the upcoming meeting this Thursday regarding the tower. I am waiting to receive the information from Altus at this meeting, as I’m sure you and many others are as well

    I appreciate your concern in this but I would hope you appreciate the fact I want to get all sides of the story as well. I have been doing by best to help facilitate the needs of those who want to oppose this as you are well aware of and will continue to do so.

  5. steven hunter says:

    Hey Mike great news…we were able to generate over 50 signatures (petition) in your ward today around Hamilton Cresent. I’ll keep you posted with the numbers once we are finished. Thanks

    STEVE

  6. Mike Cluett says:

    Just taking a look at the upcoming reports for Milton council and the report on the cell tower will be ready for review on the May 14th Admin & Planning standing committee.

    The time for public input to Altus has passed now but if you feel its needed to continue to send commnents to let them know. I am continuing to collect feedback from residents through email and this site and I look forward to reading that report soon. It should be available the Thursday before the 14th of May and I will have a link up on my website.

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