Scotch Plains Planning Board to Discuss Temporary Cell Towers

At the Oct. 10 meeting, the Planning Board will review applications for temporary cell towers.


    The Planning Board will review applications by T. Mobile Northeast, LLC & New Cingular Wireless to house temporary cell towers in Scotch Plains.

The two locations would be: 

  • 1610 Raritan Road (Ashbrook Nursing Home)
  • 1371 Terrill Road (Parker Greenhouse)

Check back with scotchplains.patch.com for what happens at tonight's meeting.

Michael Lewis October 10, 2012 at 03:08 PM
In Fanwood this was discussed as part of the PSEG power line project - transponders on the existing poles have to be relocated temporarily until the monopoles are put up and cutovers finalized. From the addresses, I suspect something similar in SP.
Holden MaGroin October 10, 2012 at 09:40 PM
I'm Holden MaGroin and we should hope that this stays with the planning board and doesn't get to council. We know where appointed mayor depaola stands. Councilwoman Mary DePaola voiced strong support for approving MetroPCS's proposal. "We should pursue this immediately, look into it as a source of revenue, and not let this opportunity slip away," she said. After Malool noted that the tower, due to its location, likely would not replace or serve as an alternate to T-Mobile's proposed 120-foot tower at Willow Grove Swim Club, DePaola said, "We would have two? Even better." http://scotchplains.patch.com/articles/another-cell-tower-may-loom-for-scotch-plains To be fair, after an uproar of comments, below is her clarification 10 days later. I would note that in italics the Patch editor stood by his reporting. http://scotchplains.patch.com/articles/letter-to-the-editor-sp-councilwoman-explains-cell-tower-comments
klubkleb October 11, 2012 at 01:29 AM
these are temporary cell towers to be used while the big PSEG towers are replaced; when the new towers are up, the cell antenna will be put back on them. Nothing sinister here. Become informed before posting.
bgporter October 11, 2012 at 01:34 PM
"Become informed before posting." -- you're new here, I see. (insert emoticon indicating a wry, fractional smile mixed with frustration at seeing the 'recent comments' stream cluttered with noise and also acknowledgement that klubkleb isn't actually new here.)
Nicole Bitette October 11, 2012 at 02:37 PM
Hi everyone: I will post a story today on what happened on the meeting. Klubkleb is correct, they are putting up temporary towers while PSE&G replaces the former ones. Best, Nicole


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