This is just a reminder that the Altus Group will be holding a public information session / open house this Thursday April 12th at 7pm in Milton Leisure Centre.
As viewers of this blog will know, there is a lot of discussion amongst local residents about this ranging from outright opposition to people accepting it as a way of improving mobile services in town. I urge you to send me your comments as well as the contact at the Altus Group before April 12th to make sure your views are heard.
I have spent a number of days door knocking the area in ward 6 listening to concerns from residents and answering any questions that I can. There is a lot of data to review and its not an easy issue to deal with. The best advice I would have is to get as much information as possible during this public process.
Recently CHCH News had a story on some of the local residents commenting on the potential tower installation.
If you remember back at the beginning of March, I posted the information that was sent to councillors in the area to ensure there is a full and open discussion of what is coming down the road with this potential cell phone tower installation. According to the guidelines & regulations, the Town of Milton notifies the residents within the 120 m radius of these types of issues. Im not saying thats wrong, but I am not a fan of that small radius and think that in cases like this, more homes should be notified, hence my original posting. I wanted to ensure as many people as possible are informed of whats happening and provide sources of information so that we are all fully informed and get both sides of the issue. The final decision belongs to Industry Canada and the town provides its comments during this public process.
There are a number of residents circulating a petition against the cell tower and if you would like more information send an email to me and I can forward you their contact information.
No matter what side of the issue you are on, I do urge you to review the available information in my previous posts, comments on the blog as well as what the Altus Group will present at its public information session on the 12th.
I look forward to attending the meeting on the 12th and I hope to see you there.