Bright tower light both­ers Og­den res­i­dents

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Vic­to­ria Vanier Og­den

Sev­eral res­i­dents of Og­den, most of them liv­ing on high ground on the Mar­ling­ton Road, are not happy about an ex­tremely bright light on a Bell cell­phone tower which was in­stalled about six months ago. Ac­cord­ing to mayor Michael Sud­low, the bright light shines in­ter­mit­tently dur­ing the day while a red light shines dur­ing the night. “The light only seems vis­i­ble over a cer­tain el­e­va­tion. Be­fore the tower went up there were ar­eas with no cell phone ser­vice, but we had no idea at the time that it would have a bright light on it. It is very bright and very dis­turb­ing,” said the mayor. Be­fore pass­ing a res­o­lu­tion re­gard­ing the light on the tower, coun­cil will in­ves­ti­gate the is­sue fur­ther.

The cul­vert prob­lem on the Cedarville Road is get­ting more com­pli­cated. “The wa­ter in that cul­vert is ac­tu­ally part of the lake so we’ll have to put up bar­ri­ers and pump out the mid­dle,” said Mr. Sud­low. The coun­cil also learnt that when work­ing in wa­ter, only spe­cial ma­chin­ery with veg­etable-based oil in the hy­draulic sys­tem can be used, to avoid pol­lut­ing the water­way. Coun­cil will meet again this Fri­day to work on the cul­vert prob­lem.

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