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A Berkshire Superior Court judge will hear arguments next month on whether a lawsuit against city officials, the Pittsfield Board of Health, Verizon Wireless and a local property owner should be dismissed.
The special town meeting lasted barely 90 minutes, after a resident successfully urged voters to cut off debate on the hotly contested wireless bylaw proposal from the Planning Board.
Petitions OK'd by the City Council call for the FCC to update its 1996 radiofrequency emissions rules and reevaluate standards relating to cell towers.
Neighbors living near a Verizon Wireless cell tower in Pittsfield are asking a judge to rule in their favor after attorneys for the city failed to respond to their July lawsuit. The neighbors also argue that the attorneys now defending the mayor, city solicitor and Board of Health should be disqualified from working on the case.
Foes of the Verizon Wireless cell tower at 877 South St. are taking their case to the Supreme Judicial Court. They want it to take a second look at the city’s alleged failure to send required notice to abutters about the tower.
Verizon Wireless withdrew its lawsuit against the Pittsfield Board of Health in federal court last week, saying its legal questions are essentially moot following a board vote to withdraw its cease-and-desist order.
The biggest topic of the Tuesday evening meeting, councilors spoke about feeling compelled to act after months of hearing the community's cries for more resources and better outcomes for residents struggling with their mental health.
Verizon Wireless is asking a federal court to block the Pittsfield Board of Health from enforcing its order demanding the company defend the safety of its tower at 877 South St. Residents of the neighborhood say the 4G tower is causing health problems.
OTIS — Neighborhood fears that a new cell tower would mar sunset views for Big Pond residents appear to have been largely quieted by a recent …
Attorneys hoping to represent the Pittsfield Board of Health estimate that preparation for a show cause hearing with Verizon would cost $12,000, negotiations with the company would cost another $12,000 and a potential court case would come in around $60,000 in fees.