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Forest Hills Schools cell tower plans stalled

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The company picked to erect the tower is no longer interested

“It’s still a problem that needs solving.”

Forest Hills Public Schools treasurer C.J. Michaud says the company Tower Ventures has informed the district they are withdrawing from the plan to erect a new cell phone tower at Forest Hills Eastern Middle and High Schools in Ada Township.

“Tower Ventures who was representing Verizon has retracted sort of their offer for partnership.”

Consultants consider lack of cell phone reception on the Forest Hills Eastern campus a security concern. But some residents have told the board of education they worry radio frequency electromagnetic fields around a new tower could be a health hazard.

“Doesn’t mean that cell service is not the ultimate answer out there. it’s still a priority.”

“A lot of work has happened over the last couple of months to learn more.”

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