Cell tower at Kedron entrance will be 300 feet from day care center

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I would like to submit this letter to The Citizen for consideration of publication about the issue of the rezoning for the cell tower at the entrance of Kedron Village at Peachtree City Christian Church.

This is a totally unacceptable location for a cell tower from reasons of safety, aesthetics, and home values. There is a day care, Oxford Trails Academy, that will be within 300 feet of this tower. These children will be playing outside and spending many hours near this tower.

No one can say how this will affect them now or down the road. These towers have no business being that close to any type of day care or school. The parents that send their children to this facility need to be warned of this situation. I would not want my child that close to a cell tower.

Peachtree City prides itself on ordinances and aesthetics, which is why so many people wish to live here. This tower will be an extreme eyesore.

Yes, they claim to make it look like a tree, but the entrance to a neighborhood called Honeysuckle Ridge is right across the street. The entrance to this neighborhood will face the base which will have fencing and concrete and metal that will NOT look like a tree.

This tower will be the entrance to Kedron Village from Ga. Highway 74, this is not how the village concept was designed to be. When one wants to sell their home in the future, how will this cell tower affect home values? Would you want your home to be across the street from a cell tower?

I understand the temptation of money that the church would receive for the tower being on their lot, but Peachtree Christian Church is not considering what this tower will do to the surrounding area, homes, and children. This tower location is way too close for comfort.

The rezoning meetings are Aug. 14 and Sept. 7. Please show your support for the opposition to this tower. There is a website created called keepkedronbeautiful.com.

Lisa Dunn

Peachtree City, Ga.

12 COMMENTS

  1. annoyedvet
    I think you would be in the minority in saying that a cell tower in front of your neighborhood doesn’t bother you. Most people definitely would not want that. They are ugly. You can take everything to an extreme, but 5G radiation is a little stronger than a microwave that only runs for a short time. Cell towers are continuously “on” and probably put out a little more radiation than a microwave that is heating your leftovers.

  2. It seems to me that when microwave ovens were introduced in the 70’s that there was considerable grief with exposure to cancer causing “radiation”. Yet, here we are, 50 years later still happily and safely “waving” away.

  3. Cell phone towers are still relatively new, and many people are understandably concerned about whether the RF waves they give off might possibly have health effects. At this time, there’s no strong evidence that exposure to RF waves from cell phone towers causes any noticeable health effects.

    • You quote the ACS website with your response. Interestingly, you left off the very next sentence: However, this does not mean that the RF waves from cell phone towers have been proven to be absolutely safe.
      Follow the Science, or wait?

      • Hi Brewster
        I’m a child of the 50’s and 60’s who probably chewed some lead paint windowsills, survived secondhand smoke and had a chemistry set with asbestos gloves…doubt the RF waves are too bad on kids at a distance…but what do I know.

    • I don’t think you have done that much research because the studies are out there. On July 31, 2023, Natural News did an article on Microwave Syndrome. The population study suggests that 13.3% of people have some form of sensitivity to EMF’s. 10 yr old girl became ill when a tower was placed within 450 ft of her home. Family had to move. This tower will be too close to homes and children. As adults our job is to protect children, not endanger them. So until we know that radiation is good for us, lets play it safe and keep cell towers away from homes and day cares.

      • Oh please – Natural News? It’s a far right, no actual science involved, fake news site. I’m not saying that cell towers are totally safe, but you need to get your info from reliable, verifiable sites.

        • There is more data than just Natural News. Do some homework and look at the studies for yourself. And the argument isn’t just safety, its also how would you like looking at the tower at the entrance to your subdivision like the person said? There is no need for this tower in a residential setting. This isn’t a political thing, its common sense. Its also common sense to not have radiation, no matter what kind, that close to anyone.

          • Share your sources. “Do the research yourself” is a cop-out. All the studies I find from reputable sources claim there is no evidence to suggest the are dangerous when installed per FCC guidelines.

            Some people have asthma in PTC, should we ban diesel trucks?

            I have one at the front of my neighborhood, doesn’t bother me any.

            For anyone advocating against this, I would hope you don’t own a cell phone and you have no Wi-Fi in your house. You’ll also need to put metal shielding on all the exterior walls to shied from existing RF. Otherwise, you are just whining about things you don’t understand, all the while exposing yourself to the same RF you claim to be dangerous.

  4. It will look like a 300ft Sequoia.
    Maybe a better place would be along the railroad at the unimproved crossing on Senoia Rd. just before McDuff Pkwy,
    That is kind of a dead area with no real prospects for residential development.