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Wow, brilliant responses above! I love the whole us vs. them argument. I know for a fact that the bordering Rocky Rd. residents have all lived there long enough to raise families in the community. At what point does one become a "true local"? I tell you what, why don't you have your neighbor install this abhorrent cell tower right next to your property? Don't get it twisted, this is just about money. It's not about outsiders getting in the way of accomplishment, whatever that means. I'm glad that the community is concerned. I would expect my neighbors to challenge me if I tried to do something that would negatively impact them. Oh wait, I live in a left wing fantasy world, I forgot. Take pride in the fact that you live in a desirable place, instead of complaining about how the "recent transplants" have sucked the lifeblood out of your community. People will migrate to more desirable areas and you happen to live in one. Get used to it.
@ momo, seriously?! What a childish thing to say. A community should be responsible for vetting what happens to it's natural areas and or former farmland. If a disproportiante and unneccesary cell tower is your idea of accomplishment, then you and I have very different ideas of what accomplishment means. Think about the impact that a structure of this size will have for the surrounding properties and families. I would expect that the landowners would want to build something benificial for the community instead of alienating themselves and their property with a ridiculous "tree". This is all gain for the landowners and cell company while the surrounding properties will pay the price with property value reduction and a ruined view. The residents of HR, in my humble opinion, deserve a bit more credit than you are giving them. This one boils down to the dollar, and you know it. Ask yourself this question. If you were going to purchase this land, wouldn't you want to know exactly what you could or could not do with it? For the landowners to say that this "was the last thing they wanted to do with that property", it clearly shows that a long term plan was ignored. Call me crazy, but I expect more from my community. I guess I'm just an entitled upper-middle class white person that doesn't need a cell "tree" in my backyard to update my comments to the HR News. Figure something else out. There have got to be other options.
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