Residents came out to voice their concerns about the recent proposals to install T-Mobile antennae and/or towers at the North Merrick Library, North Bellmore Fire Department and the Farmingdale-Wantagh Jewish Center. And the MOMS of Merrick and Bellmore are really kicking up steam at school board and civic meetings.
But I'd like to give special thanks to Legislator Dave Denenberg - who has been the people's advocate in the fight against cell towers near our homes and schools and a proponent for finding better locations. As the common thread among all the communities, I believe we need to work with Leg. Denenberg's office and unite to form one strong voice against the inundation of wireless telecommunication installations in all our communities.
I am very pleased to see that the Town of Hempstead recognized its responsibility to protect its citizens and is now writing new code to address these concerns and Senator Charles Fuschillo for looking into better locations on state property. We are very lucky to live in communities that have representatives like Legislator Denenberg and Fuschillo looking out for the best interests of the people. I am happy to see our state, county and town government working together in a bi-partisan manner to address this problem.
And with the history and experience of the North Bellmore residents; the passion and determination of Pam Naughton and Lori Stehl and public relation skills of Jeanine Boiko of Wantagh; the perseverance and commitment of Jodi Turk and Sharon Curry who founded MOMs; attorney Andrew Campanelli, who is giving his time and experience to fight these cell towers; the members of the taskforce, which include Joe Baker from the South Merrick Community Civic Association, Ira Harris from the East Bay Civic Association and the people who have been putting in hours of their time; and the public outcry from the Wantagh, North Bellmore and North Merrick communities over the new cell towers - I believe we are really a force to be reckoned with.