Petition Against Proposed Cranston Cell Tower

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We have heard many residents express the desire to distribute a petition to document those in Cranston who are opposed to the construction of the 30m cell phone monopole tower at 433 Cranberry Park.

For those who would like to participate, please feel free to click this link to download: CellTowerPetition, print and distribute to your friends and neighbors in the community (if you will be trick-or-treating with your children, consider taking the petition with you).

The Cranston CA will collect all original signed petitions for forwarding to the appropriate ministry and stakeholders for consideration.  You can either drop off completed petitions at the Cranston Community Association mail drop slot located in the basement of Century Hall, or email cranstonca@gmail.com for pick-up arrangements.

Here are some cell tower facts:

  • There is a need for increased service to Rogers customers in Cranston, and we have received feedback of this nature from Cranston residents.  There is no evidence that this cannot be done by other means (i.e. with a different tower location, or smaller towers/antennas or by partnering with other networks) and Rogers has not presented any alternatives to the community.
  • Rogers first approached the Cranston Residents Association (Century Hall) and the Sobey’s to construct a cell tower on their private property.  Both parties rejected the proposal from Rogers.
  • The approval for the tower was granted by the board of the condo association at 433 Cranberry Park.  The condo association is being compensated by Rogers in a lease agreement.
  • Only those within a 300m radius of the proposed tower needed to be notified of the Open House held on October 27.  There is no obligation to notify other Cranston residents, however feedback from all members of the community must be forwarded and considered in the Rogers Communications Inc. submissions to Industry Canada.
  • Rogers has the ability to alter the aesthetic appearance of a cell phone tower.  For example, if approved for construction, it could be built to look like a windmill to fit the community architectural standards.

Thanks,

Michelle MacKenzie, President

Cranston Community Association

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