A radio tower that will loom over Mount Hope is already under construction!
Construction needs to stop and a new location selected.
EMS. We fully support the project to improve the EMS communication system.
TOWER HEIGHT AND LOCATION. The tower is planned for 200 feet, but no study shows it needs to be taller than the existing structure, 130 feet. There are several other suitable locations for the tower that do not damage our ridge line view further. The new tower will become visible from many more neighborhoods than the existing structures.
COUNTY BULLYING. The county has overridden and ignored the Town of Mount Hope zoning laws protecting the ridge view. The county did not notify local residents, and even the Mount Hope Town Board was not aware of the project’s timeline.
The Mount Hope radio tower places an imposing industrial structure on our ridge line, damaging property values and quality of life. If our town allows this taller tower to be built in the current location, it could be just the beginning of a bad trend.
It would pave the way for future towers, even taller, to be built in the same location. Additionally, these towers are capable of carrying a wide variety of technologies. The county update from Fall 2015 indicates there are plans to deploy 6 GHz microwave and other technology on this tower, some have been studied and are known to be dangerous.
Once the tower is built, we, the people of this town, have no power to control additional structures being built nor what technology goes on these towers in the future.
TAKE ACTION BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE
Your steps are what will make a difference to protect our neighborhoods