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On August 19, 2014, The Board of trustees closed the public hearing on Crown Castle’s Application, thanking concerned residents and Crown Castle for their input with regard to this application. On September 16, 2014 (Crown Castle Decision 9/16/2014), the Trustees of the Village approved Crown Castle’s application, allowing the installation of a distributed antenna system …

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Aug 22

Update: August 19th Public Hearing

Update: August 19th Public Hearing   The Village Trustees reserved decision regarding the pending contract with Crown Castle. They invited further comments from residents on the proposed DAS installations in Matinecock. Following this, a motion was made to close the public hearing.   There will be no more testimony before the Village Trustees on the …

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Aug 13

Letter to the Editor: The Leader, August 13, 2014

Would you write a blank check for 25 years?   The Trustees of Matinecock Village are currently considering an agreement that would give Crown Castle the right to install wireless technologies on potentially all utility poles in Matinecock for a period of up to 25 years, with little to no accountability to the Village for …

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Jul 10

Key Concerns About the Proposed DAS

If you’ve read the Proposed Draft Ordinance for Matinecock Village,or the Summary, not only do you have a sense of how many factors there are to consider before saying yes to this contract, but also how important it is that the Village have a game plan for assessing additional applications for wireless installations in the …

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Jul 01

Summary of the Proposed Draft Ordinance

It’s critical that the Village of Matinecock not rush into a long term contract with Crown Castle without the proper zoning protections in place. Without these guidelines spelled out in a telecommunications ordinance, residents will have no power to regulate a range of issues involving how the DAS is installed and monitored over time. Here’s …

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