A ‘frustrating’ cell tower meeting
The Jan. 19 Rappahannock County Planning Commission meeting was exceedingly frustrating to witness. We recognize that outcomes will not always be in our favor. We do, however, expect that the process will be fair and thorough; both of which we feel were lacking during this meeting.
First, the commission received new information from AT&T in the hours before the meeting. Though AT&T skimmed over these materials during a brief presentation, the public did not have a chance to review them ahead of time. The commissioners did not respond to numerous requests to postpone their decision until the community had the opportunity to evaluate the additions to AT&T’s application. Public input obviously is not sought nor valued if the