LETTER: Communication tower doesn’t belong in wooded rural area

To Ozaukee Press:

Why on Y?

The Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Office wants to put a 300-foot-high radio tower right across the road from us, which means it will be in our back yard at N5701 Highway Y. It will be put only 100 feet back from the highway. People living on Y in our area are mostly elderly and everyone in our neighborhood objects to it. We don’t want any radiation from the tower.

Tower construction would destroy the woods and wildlife environment. That would also bring down our property values.

At the place near the highway curve where they want to build it, there have been three accidents. The fire department uses that area for storm spotting. Flight for Life and National Guard fly over this area.

The Sheriff’s Office should find a new location for the tower that is not as close to homes and does not damage the environment. I’m sure there’s plenty of other county land around to build in an unpopulated area. Sure, we need communication, but do it in a sensible and safe way.  

Sharon Schuh
Town of Fredonia



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