Looking at the upcoming reports listed on the Town of Milton website recently shows that there is a report on the Bell cell tower proposal at New Life Church is expected to be presented to the members of the Administration & Planning standing committee (of which I am a voting member) on May 14th.
There has been an exhaustive amount of information presented during this process. If you remember back on March 1st, I was the first to point out this potential development in our area. From that point on, I have done extensive research in this field and believe me, my eyes are bleary with the sheer number of reports out there, and talked with residents in the immediate and surrounding areas to get their views on the proposal. You can also contact Halton MP Lisa Raitt’s office by going to http://www.lisaraittmp.com/?page_id=12 and sending in your comments & concerns.
The most vocal have been those who oppose the tower in our area, but I have discussed this with a number of residents who are in support of the tower and allowing the New Life Church to move forward with it. I will be the first to admit there is a lot of information on both sides of this, and as I mentioned in a Champion article, this debate is very similar to the debate the Region of Halton recently had regarding fluoride in the water. Emotions have been running high as the process moved forward.
I await the receipt of this report, as many residents in our wards are and as soon as its made available I will have a link to the report here.
So mark your calendars for May 14th at Milton Town Hall. The meeting starts at 7pm and if you would like to speak on the report, you can register as a delegation for the meeting. I will have all the information available when the report is ready.
Until then, I’ll see you at the doors.
Here is some more updated information on the proposed Bell cell tower I posted about recently.
The information letters have been circulated to the residents in the immediate area but I wanted to post it here so that everyone who is interested in this can submit comments/questions and take part in a public meeting.
From the notice sent out:
Proponet Contact Information
Members of the public are invited to provide comments to Bell Mobilty (via Altus Group) about this proposal by mail, email, or fax. Public have until the end of the day April 12, 2012 to submit their written questions or comments to the address provided below, Altus Group.
Also in an attempt for the applicant to respond to public questions or concerns Altus Group is inviting the public to attend the Open House Information Session that is scheduled on April 12, 2012 at the Milton Leisure Centre, Activity Room from 7-9pm (1100 Main Street East, Milton)
The setting of the meeting is an “Open House Information Session” and there will not be any decisions made on this meeting and all decisions relation to this application will be made by Industry Canada.
33 Yonge Street 5th Floor
Toronto ON M5E 1G4
Attn: Morteza Alabaf
For more information on Industry Canada’s public consultation guidelines including CPC-2-0-03 please visit www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/h_sf01702.html or the local Industry Canada office:
Toronto District Office
Room 909, 9th Floor
55 St. Clair Avenue East
Toronto ON M4T 1M2
Phone (416) 973-8215 Fax (416) 954-3553
Email Spectrum Engineering email@example.com
Closing Date for Submission of Written Public Comments
Industry Canada’s rules contain requirement for timely response to your questions, comments or concerns. We will acknowledge receipt of your communication within 14 days and will provide a formal response to the municipality and those members of the public who communicated to Bell Mobility within 60 days. The members of the public who communicated with Bell Mobility will then have 21 days to review and reply as the final response.
Keep the date of April 12th in your calendar to attend the open house information session at the Milton Leisure Centre. And as always if you have any questions, please let me know firstname.lastname@example.org
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