Public must stay involved with Farragut’s tower issues
Since January of 2020 the residents of Farragut have tried to have input on 5G cellular towers and what the Town of Farragut will do to protect the property rights of homeowners from the installation of these cell towers in the right-of-way in our front yards.
The people insist that they be allowed to be part of the planning process on this issue. I am formally requesting that the Farragut Municipal Planning Commission postpone Item 9 on the agenda for the Thursday, June 18, meeting: “Discussion on the development of an aesthetic plan for new vertical utility infrastructure within public rights of ways (Town of Farragut, Applicant).” The Town of Farragut is the applicant, so this is an easy request.
The Town of Farragut claims, “There is no public access to Town Hall due to Gov. (Bill) Lee’s orders and the Knox County Health Department’s orders regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.” The Knox County Commission will meet Monday, June 15, and will allow the public to attend.
It is only reasonable that the Town of Farragut understand the public has a right to participate in the discussion on the development of an aesthetic plan for 5G and 4G cell towers in the right-of-way of Farragut residents’ front yards.
It is our property and we have a right to be part of the process.
If the Town of Farragut will not allow the public to attend the June 18 Planning Commission meeting, then please postpone agenda Item 9 until such time as the public may attend the Planning Commission meeting.