Verizon Cell Tower coming to the
Long Pond Greenbelt?
Challenges keep coming! More threats to the Long Pond Greenbelt are coming hard and fast these days. The most pressing is Verizon’s plan for a 153-foot high cell tower (in the form of a stealth tree monopole) at the Sag Harbor Village property at 1310 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike. Property that is bordered on the north, east, and south by lands preserved by the Nature Conservancy, Suffolk County, and Southampton Town, while to the west sits the Anna & Daniel Mulvihill Preserve and the William Mulvihill Great Swamp Preserve. Tens of millions of dollars have been spent over decades to preserve the lands in the middle of which the cell tower would be located.
Verizon, seeking a zoning special exception use, will participate in a pre-submission conference at the next Planning Board meeting on this Thursday, December 9. The meeting starts at 6:00 p.m.; the Verizon conference is #4 on the agenda. We urge you to step up and voice your concerns.
For information on how to participate online, click here: http://southamptonny.iqm2.com/citizens.
Thanks for all you do for the Long Pond Greenbelt!