As a Woodward Township resident with cell service that's spotty at best, I am disappointed the cell tower proposal was voted down last Wednesday evening.
I was even more disappointed when I read in The Express that David Webb was "shouted down by the audience" when he tried to speak. If Mr. Webb was given the chance to speak by the Zoning Board, he deserved the right to voice his opinion in a public meeting. Whether or not the other attendees agreed with him, they had no business shouting him down and drowning out his message.
I'm also curious as to whether the opponents of the tower have cell service where they live, or use cell phones, or call others on their cell phones. If so, it's because someone allowed a cellular carrier to build a tower and transmit signals. There are many of us in the township and surrounding areas who would appreciate the same privilege.
Hopefully, another more agreeable tower location can be found so the hinterlands of our township can access reliable cell signals. This makes me wonder if our ancestors had the same issues with telephone poles and electric lines when they made their first intrusions into less populated areas.