HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A major Long Island township’s appeals board has rejected a cell phone company’s proposal to install six wireless antennas on the roof of a Jewish community center.
Town of Hempstead spokesman Mike Deery tells Newsday in Sunday’s online edition that the board determined that the cell phone company had failed to prove the need for improved wireless coverage.
He also said there was concern the new antennas could affect property values.
The cell phone company had wanted to erect the antennas on the roof of the Farmingdale Wantagh Jewish Center.
The town approved a zoning ordinance tightening restrictions on cell phone towers on Sept. 21. But it was approved too recently to be applied in this case.
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