YAPHANK, NY (WCBS 880) – Yaphank fire commissioner Bill Peters says he’s pushing for a cell tower to be installed even though the proposal is unpopular with many in the community. 

WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall On The Story

Peters says the proposed tower behind the Main Street firehouse would dramatically improve the department’s ability to communicate and respond to fires.

“Somebody gets trapped in the house, the radio system just isn’t going through, you know. I guess it would be life or death,” he told WCBS 880 reporter Sophia Hall.

However, historic district’s advisory committee has twice voted against the cell tower being constructed because it would visually damage the historic district.

Peters said the fire department is willing to work with the community to get this tower installed.

How do you feel about a cell tower behind Yaphank’s Main Street firehouse? Sound off in the comments section below.

  1. VY says:

    Wht not hide the cell phone antena inside the existing tower. This way it can’t be seen. The village gets better cell phone service, the fire department gets extra income to run the fire department, everyone wins.

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