The proposed legislation would create two unequal methods of cell pole approvals based on the type of utilities in your neighborhood:
Learn more about ZTA 18-11 here.
The public hearing is scheduled for 7:30PM on September 25, 2018.
This will likely be the ONLY opportunity for residents to offer oral testimony and several MC4T members will be speaking.
If passed, ZTA 18-11 will:
There are no post installation inspection rules. If a cell tower is a hazard there is no administrative process to get it inspected, decertified or removed.
County Council Building
100 Maryland Avenue - 3rd Floor Hearing Room
Rockville, MD 20850
FREE Parking is available after 6:00PM in the Council Office Building Garage (entrance on E. Jefferson St at Monroe St.)
Please email to let us know you will be attending, so we can keep a running tally. Our email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
We need you to attend to show your opposition to this bad ordinance!
ZTA 18-11 strips out protections for residents and makes it much easier and faster for obtrusive cell towers to be installed in our residential neighborhoods.
We sincerely appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you on September 25th.
 The technical zoning term for allowing this type of installation with no community notice is “limited use.”
Revised: September 17, 2018
This 57' cell pole installed in 2017 sits just 27' away from a four-story apartment block in Langley Park. It is one of three large cell poles within 900' radius that are sited very near apartments. Current County ordinance requires 60' setbacks from single and duplex residential units, but has NO minimum setbacks for cellpoles installed on utility poles near apartment buildings.
Last revised: March 6, 2018
This 68' pole with antennas on Brickyard Road was NEVER formally approved to be here. Read the story (see page 15) on how on the County allowed this and four other cellpoles in Potomac to be moved to "adjacent sites" in 2011 without public notice or public input.
MC4T is fighting for fair, transparent and accurate regulation of cell poles and cell towers to minimize adverse impacts to surrounding land uses, respect the harmony and aesthetic character of our communities, and protect the the safety of all residents. Join us!
This cell pole installed in 2011 along Norbeck Road was supposed to be on opposite side of street within the utility distribution lines, but was moved. It is one of three cell poles in Norbeck area north of the ICC that were NEVER formally approved for their current sites.
The cell pole at right above was one of three installed in 2016 in North Potomac without first completing requred conditional use hearings.
Montgomery County Coalition for the Control of Cell Towers