Sugar Loaf. Chester residents protest cell tower proposal on Fox Hill Road

| 18 Aug 2021 | 02:34

A group of Chester residents attended last Wednesday Chester Town Board meeting to protect the location of a cell tower in the Creamery Pond subdivision in Sugar Loaf.

A member of the group, Lydia Cuadros presented a petition to the board, signed by 60 people, that stated the group did not want the town’s planned cell tower placed atop the water tower at the dead end on Fox Hill Road.

Attorney Michael Sussman, representing the group, said placement of the cell tower in a residential zone was inappropriate.

Members of the group also said the cell tower would be an anathema to the many children who live in the subdivision.

The group said they want the cell tower placed far away from the Sugar Loaf subdivision where the constant pounding of radio waves wouldn’t bombard human life.

Currently, the cell tower proposal is on its way for inspection by the town’s planning board.

On Saturday, Aug. 14, the group rallied at Fox Hill and Creamery Pond roads, about a block from an access point to the water tower.