I'm passing this along because, although this particular instance is a local matter, I wonder if the U.S. is getting to a tipping point vis-a-vis cell towers and citizens' tolerance of urban clutter.
- - - - A wireless tower was recently denied by Columbia County Commission in an area that's rapidly growing.
Back in July Verizon Wireless made a request to build a cell phone tower, off William Few Parkway in Columbia County. The Columbia County Commission unanimously voted against it Tuesday.
When asked why, Commission Chair Ron Cross said there were two main concerns.
"They said the fall zone was fine for 110-foot tower but they requested a hundred-and-sixty foot tower, which the fall zone is not safe for that...And we do realize we need to take some action on our height ordinance and maybe extend it to a hundred and fifty feet but the location was the main concern we are not comfortable having a tower that close to a residential area," Cross said.