Buck Lake Alliance

UPDATED 6-7 11:30pm By Candace Sweat

The battle continues between members of a Tallahassee neighborhood and a major telephone company.

People from the Buck Lake Community attended the Tallahassee-Leon County Planning Commission meeting Tuesday afternoon.

It was the final meeting before a decision is made that will determine whether a AT&T cell phone tower will go up in the community.

Attorney's for AT&T and the neighborhood association spoke at the meeting.

Many residents say they do not want the tower because of health concerns.

A member from the Buck Lake Alliance says an AT&T representative told her the area needs a new tower because there are dropped calls.

A final decision was not made at Tuesday's meeting. The committee will meet again on June 29th at 6p.m.

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The Buck Lake Alliance is now working with the Easton and Benjamin's Run Homeowners Associations in petition against the conditionally approved Pedrick Road AT&T Cell Phone Tower.

A planning commission hearing will be held Tuesday at 435 North Macomb Street in the Renaissance Building on the second floor at 6pm.

The AT&T cell phone tower is proposed to be located across the street from Buck Lake elementary school. At 150 feet tall, it will tower above the trees and be highly visible both night and day. Two major concerns in the community are health issues and a projected decrease in property values by 20 percent.

For more information on how you can help, visit www.bucklakealliance.com


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  • by Phil Location: Tallahassee on Jun 10, 2011 at 05:43 AM
    The application for the proposed cell tower shows three towers. Does that mean three service providers hanging all of their equipment on one tower, or does it mean we will eventually have three independent monopoles 150 ft tall at that location? The site is 3-4 times as large as other existing cell tower sites, so it has to make you wonder what is the long term plan. If one tower gets approved, what's to prevent two more in the future?
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