Town of Amherst Proposes Wireless Communication Moratorium

Wireless Communication MoratoriumAmherst residents have spoken and the Town Board has listened!

This Monday, May 8, 2017, at 7pm, the Amherst Town Board will vote on RESOLUTION 2017-511: Wireless Communication Moratorium. If approved, the resolution “directs the Town Attorney’s Office to draft a local law imposing a 140 day moratorium on final decisions on all applications for the installation of new cell towers and applications for DAS antenna system and other “small cell” systems installed on utility poles in the public-right of way; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the public hearing on this local law be scheduled for June 5, 2017.” (See Photo)

Other important and related wireless resolutions that will be voted on the evening of May 8th:

RES-2017-518: Re-Issuing a Request for Proposal for Wireless Telecommunication Consulting Services

RES-2017-520 : Direct the Town Attorney to Draft a Local Law Amending the Provisions of Chapter 203, Section 6-7 of the Town of Amherst Telecommunications Code

RES-2017-524: Wireless Telecommunications Advisory Committee

Link to the May 8, 2017, Town Board Agenda:

Please consider attending Monday night’s meeting and delivering a statement of support during public expression for these positive and proactive resolutions. I also urge you to please consider emailing our Town Board members directly to have your opinion heard. (Make sure to copy the Town Clerk on all emails so that your correspondence is formally acknowledged and added to the official record.)

Amherst Town Board Members
Supervisor Weinstein –
Steve Sanders –
Ramona Popowich –
Deborah Bucki –
Francina Spoth –
cc: Marjory Jaeger, Amherst Town Clerk –

This is a huge achievement for residents who seek sensible wireless infrastructure in Amherst! This crucial moratorium and other complementary wireless resolutions would not be on the May agenda if it had not been for your support! Thank you!

If you haven’t yet signed the petition, it’s not too late to add your name to the list of residents who seek sweeping change on this critical issue: ➣

SCDT Moratorium Master Plan Petition

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