Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Parents at the school are gauging interest in hiring an attorney who could cost as much as $10,000 to fight the construction of a cell phone tower at Briarlake Elementary School.
Parents at Briarlake Elementary School have approached an Atlanta attorney to possibly represent them against cell phone carrier T-Mobile and the DeKalb County School System, which plans to construct a cell phone tower on the school's campus. Penny Furr sent out an email to a group of parents late last week saying she spoke with Brian Daughdrill of Roberts & Daughdrill about the issue. "His retainer to start this case would be $10,000," the email said. "One of the reasons it is so expensive is that the cell company would start doing extensive discovery to force everyone to back down. Possibly if he could get an injunction they would back off and put the tower elsewhere rather than go through the fight." Daughdrill has a background in real …
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Vanessa Reid, a parent at Briarlake Elementary School, protested the construction of a cell phone tower on school property before the DeKalb County Board of Education yesterday.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
The following remarks were made before the DeKalb County Board of Education yesterday by Vanessa Reid on behalf of the Briarlake Elementary School PTA. Her presentation is attached at right. Ladies and gentlemen of the board, my name is Vanessa Reid, and I am a parent at Briarlake Elementary School. I am here on behalf of our community to ask you to reconsider the placement of a cell tower at Briarlake Elementary. Please reference this document I have provided including my presentation here and further explanation of key points. Let me begin by saying our primary concern is the commercial use of school property. This use of public land for private gain will unquestionably compromise educational, recreational and valuable green space. The …
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Medlock residents spoke out against the proposed cell tower at Monday night's DeKalb County Board of Education meeting. But the board gave approval to towers at Lakeside High and Briarlake Elementary schools.
Medlock residents flooded the DeKalb County Board of Education meeting Monday evening to object to a proposal to erect a T-Mobile cell tower at the site of Medlock Elementary School. The plan before the school board also called for the construction of cell towers at several other DeKalb County schools, including Lakeside High School and Briarlake Elementary School. Ultimately the Medlock residents’ impassioned objections were heard and the school board passed an amended version of the proposal that exempted Medlock Elementary from tower construction. Meadowview and Brockett elementary schools also received exemptions. In her testimony before the board, Pat Camp, vice president of the Medlock Area Neighborhood Association, argued that …
Monday, July 11, 2011
Residents around Medlock Elementary School have vehemently opposed the erection of a cell tower on the recently shuttered school's grounds, citing health concerns among others.
The DeKalb County Board of Education is scheduled to vote tonight on its controversial proposal to allow T-Mobile to erect several cell phone towers on school grounds in the county, including Lakeside High School and Medlock and Briarlake elementary schools. Here's the full item the board on which the board will vote: It is requested that the Board of Education approve the contract proposal submitted by T-Mobile for placement of Wireless Towers at the following locations: Briarlake Elementary School, Flat Rock Elementary School, Brockett Elementary School, Jolly Elementary School, Lakeside High School, Margaret Harris Center, Martin Luther King Jr. High School, Meadowview Elementary School, Medlock Elementary School, Narvie J. Harris …