NTPC Approves Wireless 5G Antenna Ordinance
Newtown, Wrightstown & Upper Makefield (the "Jointure") are working on amending the existing wireless communication section of the Joint Municipal Zoning Ordinance (JMZO), to include measures to ensure wireless infrastructure doesn’t become what Wrightstown Supervisor Chairman Chester Pogonowski has described as an “eyesore.”
On May 3, 2022, the Planning Commission voted 6-1 to recommend that the Board of Supervisors (BOS) approve the ordinance as written BUT also to send to the supervisors a list of questions and suggested revisions to the ordinance prepared by Michele Fountain - the Township Planner.
It is up to the BOS to make the decision whether or not to accept the NTPC's recommendation and notify the Joint Zoning Council (JZC) accordingly. The JZC will then make the final decision after all three municipalities vote on the issue.
How to Defeat a Bad Wireless Ordinance in 20 Minutes
But is it really necessary to allow these antennas in the first place? Paul McGavin,Founder, S4WT: Scientists for Wired Tech, doesn't think so. He explains why in the following video of his comments made before the Dalton Gardens, Idaho City Council Meeting in October, 2021.
"This whole thing about oh we're going to get sued by the wireless industry is a boogeyman," says McGavin. "You have complete control over … which way you would like your residents to receive internet. The whole small cell agenda is falling apart," says McGavin. Read the excerpts from the Youtube transcript for more comments.
Several residents attending the PC meeting believe the powerful 5g radiation from these wireless antennas cause serious medical problems. "I know that if a small cell went outside of my house I would have to move," said Mr. McGavin who is prone to an "environmentally induced illness" from these devices. "There's just way too much microwave radiation that comes out of these things," said Mr. McGavin.