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Letter: Library Opposes Cell Phone Antennas Installation In Baxter Estates in Letter to Board

We would like to express our concern about the possibility of the installation of several cell phone antennas on the Bayles Building at 299 Main Street.

Having attended the first public meeting on this issue on Nov. 5, many serious health concerns were raised. In addition, I also discussed the fact that lower Main Street is the subject of many historic renderings and artwork with its turn-of-the-century buildings and view of Manhasset Bay. This streetscape is an important part of Port Washington’s history. The installation of the antennas and their accompanying structures will destroy these views and the aesthetic quality of the area.

At the second hearing on Dec. 3, it was revealed that if the village of Baxter Estates grants T-Mobile’s application, then other cell phone carriers could not be excluded from placing similar antennae on the Bayles Building as well. Such a development would increase the negative impact many times over, and this news has significantly elevated our concern. We are asking that you refuse this application.

The view of lower Main Street from the library is one that the entire community shares and cherishes. Please work to preserve it.

Nancy Curtin and the Board of the

Port Washington Public Library