Resources on Health Effects: Although It cannot be used to block a tower YOU NEED TO KNOW IT.
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.
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Read the resolution from the city council rejecting the T-Mobile tower in Maple Hill Park .
T-Mobile applied to install a 65' monopine in the park, which would have been 300' from Maple Hill Elementary (similar to situation at Westhoff, with a tower 300' away in Walnut Ranch Park). They were rejected in March by the DB planning commission with a vote of 5-0, so they appealed to the City Council in June. The T-Mobile team that went to the hearing included a lawyer. The DB residents and parents that showed up to present their testimony did not include a lawyer.