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Safe Schools for Prince George's County

Parents, Neighbors, and Students Against  Cell Towers on School Property

How To Get A 1500 Cell Tower Setback in Your Town


One way  to  successfully handle  the school cell tower issue is simply to get a setback  for cell towers in your local code. You can go to your local town Council and request that they do a review of the code and consider adding in a 1500 setback for cell towers. 

It is important to note that when you do this you should not use the health issue to argue why there needs to be a setback. The Telecommunications Act of 1996 prohibits communities from limiting cell tower placement based on concerns about their health.  However, you can argue that the cell tower poses a safety issue because of the  several legitimate safety issuescell towers bring

Below are videos of  from  a Council meeting where a community was successful in getting a setback in place.  After the videos there are resources that you will find useful  if you choose to go this route.