Cellphone tower controversy
There continues to be a lot of concern by Ayer’s Cliff citizens over the erection of a cellphone tower in the town. A meeting was organized by residents and took place at Ayer’s Cliff Elementary School last Sunday. The proposed Videotron tower would provide cellphone service only. Bell and Virgin Mobile presently provide cellphone service in the community.
About sixty-five people attended the meeting, although no members of the town’s council, which focussed on the possible health risks associated with living near a telecommunication tower. Presenting information at the meeting were Dr. Guy Bellemare, who holds a doctorate in biochemistry, and April O’Donahue, the president of Bolton Heritage, a group that has been fighting against the erection of a telecommunication tower in Bolton East for a few years.
A petition to stop the tower from being put up on Pierce Street, which has already collected about two hundred signatures, is circulating around the town. The town council was expected to vote on the issue during the March regular council meeting but has postponed this vote until the April meeting. Videotron has asked for a delay until mid-March 2016 to look at alternative locations.
About sixty-five Ayer’s Cliff residents attended a meeting held at Ayer’s Cliff Elementary School last Sunday to learn about possible health risks associated with telecommunication towers.