Tuesday, April 25, 2017

ERHS COMMUNITY MEETING to discuss the cell tower ON TUESDAY NIGHT April 25th at 7:00pm.


Milestone Communications Community Meeting
to discuss their Proposed Cell Tower in Greenbelt 
Cell Tower To be Constructed at Roosevelt High School

April 25th at 7:00pm. 

 Seabrook Seventh-Day Adventist Church 
8900 Good Luck Road, Seabrook, MD 20706

NOTE: The meeting location is at  Seabrook Seventh-Day Adventist Church 
Everyone who can make it should come to this meeting to hear the presentation by Milestone Communications and to ask questions.

"It defies logic." 
"This is a visual albatross"

Read Key Documents About the Tower by clicking here. 

Questions We Want Answers To:

1.The Milestone Annual Reports show that PGCPS is getting about 1000 to 2,000 a month per school for these towers. What is the amount PGCPS will get for the ERHS Tower every month?

2. Why isn’t ERHS getting some money for having a tower on it’s land? What is the benefit for the students from this monstrosity?

3. Why wasn't the balloon test done with the 20 additional feet that the tower can go up. As I understand it the tower can go up this amount with no community input.

4. I understand that these towers have compounds with back up power. Back up power is usually large cabinets of lead acid batteries and diesel or gas generators and this results in the area becoming registered as a HAZMAT site. Will the site be registered with the fire department by Milestone or the Cellular carriers?
5. What type of back up generator will this compound have?  Will it be noisy? Will it run on diesel fuel ? How often will it be tested and for how long?
Some new cell tower compounds require a back up generator that must be tested weekly. Generators can run on diesel fuel and that fuel must be replenished. Diesel fuel fumes are  a classified Carcinogen per the World Health Organization.   

6. How many vendors are allowed to be on the tower? How many total antennas?

7. What are the terms of access for vendors and their contractors?
Vendors AND their subcontractors must have 24/7 access to the cell tower for maintenance and emergencies and may come in to service their antennas when needed. What is the procedure they follow? Where do they sign up? Who do they check in with at PGCPS? What about after hours? What background checks are done and how do you ensure compliance with contractors and subcontracters.

8. Please explain the "fall zone” and “strike zone” of the tower? Fall zone refers to area around tower that becomes hazardous if the tower were to fall or crumble. Strike zone - meaning the space around it whereby falling things could strike a person and this includes ice, tools held by maintenance and parts of the tower. Cell towers can form ice sheets that fall from the top. The bottom of the tower must have have fall zone so that there is protection from these falling ice sheets. The Department of Labor states there s a problem with things falling from towers and killing, maiming people. Read it here.
9. Does every teacher staff and parent at the school know that the radiation the tower emits is a Class 2 B carcinogen with no safety assurances that researchers say "needs more research"?

10. How high will the fence be? What will it be made of? What will keep kids from climbing the fence?   how can you ensure safety? It will look like a jungle gym.

11. Where does the money go once it goes to the general fund?  

12. How was the community notified? Many people did not get notices.
13. How were the students notified?
14. Many students use that area to walk to school. How will it impact them?