Pittsfield's Evolution Site Services is seeking a special permit to erect a 165-foot tall, self-supported lattice tower on a parcel owned by the Phelps family neighboring the campus of the Mount Greylock Regional School.
A petition from Ward 4 Councilor Chris Connell and Ward 5 Councilor Patrick Kavey requesting that the department look into health concerns reported by residents that live near the cell tower was unanimously approved last week.
The 115-foot tower was constructed this year after Verizon received permitting from the Zoning Board of Appeals in 2017. The tower's address is on South Street but it was installed far from the road in the southeast corner of the property.
On behalf of all of those who were muted last night, I am asking the mayor, the City Council, Community Development and the Zoning Board and the Community Preservation Committee to rescind the 877 South St. cell tower permit, stop the construction, ensure the tower is off, and restart a fair and transparent permitting process.