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Rogue Pole Evicted



Common Sense exclusive on the scene:


  1. Anonymous wrote:

    History of 76 foot high phantom pole plantings by Mobelite on privately owned property is happening all over the USA. Seems to be rather nefarious especially since it took over six months for a Municipality as strong as Belmar to force that phantom company to get their trespassing sign out of Belmar.

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 9:32 pm | Permalink
  2. OLD MAN wrote:

    I hate poles

    Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 5:30 am | Permalink
  3. admin wrote:

    I think we should have underground cell towers

    Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 5:38 am | Permalink
  4. Katrina wrote:

    I’m a little confused. Did the borough give them permission to place that pole? Or did Molbilite just put it up? I can’t plant a tree without permission. I find it hard to believe that company just went in the dark of night and took it upon themselves and thought no one would notice.

    Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 8:43 am | Permalink
  5. admin wrote:

    I remember when it was discussed at a B.C. meeting that they said the company gave some sort of bogus explanation for it but I’d have to go watch the tape to refresh my memory on exactly what it was. Anyone out there remember?

    Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 8:57 am | Permalink
  6. Eugene Creamer wrote:

    Cell sites are bought, sold and traded …. if Monmouth County Mobilite had flipped the installation over to Verizon, Cablevision or other utility with municipal franchise rights, the pole would remain.

    I suspect profitability was the reason for removal.

    btw- Dave, the NYC subway does have underground coverage.

    Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 9:50 am | Permalink
  7. guest wrote:

    Good for Belmar. The last thing we need is a cell tower on 17th and Ocean.

    Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 9:57 am | Permalink
  8. Vickie Renner wrote:

    Especially when there are about 20 on top of the Mayfair Hotel ! I’ll say it again! The companies that placed their equipment pay thousands of dollars to the Mayfair and it was only supposed to be temporary.They were all supposed to go on a pole off the 10 th avenue pavilion so BELMAR would receive all that money. Not the Mayfair Hotel. Wish we could look it up on the planning board and find out exactly when it occurred . We lost tons of money as a community.

    Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 5:37 pm | Permalink
  9. josh vallario wrote:

    I drove by as they were taking this down and I was glad to see it go!

    Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 6:37 pm | Permalink
  10. Anonymous wrote:

    Hey Vickie, you are correct, that was the plan. A deal as to be made with the carriers to utilize the 10th Avenue Pavilion for X amount of $$$.

    Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 10:06 pm | Permalink
  11. Anonymous wrote:

    And speaking of mobile carriers isn’t it time for the cable TV carriers in our area, Optimum and Direct TV, to be reviewed again? As I recall Charlie Koehler did just such a study years ago which he provided to Margaret Plummer for submission to the Council. Josh said he would be very interested in an updated review which also include Streaming services. Anything to help our Senior Citizens who often rely on TV reception as their only source of entertainment would really help them.

    Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 10:15 pm | Permalink
  12. OLD MAN wrote:

    #11 Excuse me. I’m a senior and I have plenty of entertainment besides the damn TV.

    Friday, September 29, 2017 at 5:53 am | Permalink
  13. guest wrote:

    Speaking of negotiations with utilities. Wasn’t there supposed to be some sort of town wide re-negotiated rate with JCP&L. Residents were then going to be presented with the rate and could then opt out if they chose. Did that ever happen?

    Friday, September 29, 2017 at 9:10 am | Permalink
  14. admin wrote:

    Yeah that was the “aggregator” that Maser was going to find for us. Don’t think that ever happened.

    Friday, September 29, 2017 at 9:18 am | Permalink
  15. Vickie Renner wrote:

    Ok so how do we look up the temporary agreement to change over to the town of Belmar. I don’t remember but I think each company was paying 5,000 per month about 8 years ago? So you take a dozen companies x 5,000 equals 60k per month x 12 months equals 720k x 8 or more years, This is lost revenue that could go to our town and use where needed. It’s a lot of money . Isn’t it time we ask to install the wireless poll that was suggested and start collecting this money? ASAP

    Friday, September 29, 2017 at 4:20 pm | Permalink

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