I live in a 100-year-old historic landmark community in MA. Our neighborhood attracts young families because the houses are modest but pretty 3 and 4 bedroom colonials. Without prior notification to our neighborhood or even to our town, The MA Dept. of Transportation plans
to install cellphone towers next to our homes (they will not benefit us in any way). We found out when a neighbor
questioned an MBTA surveyor near his property line. We have petitioned and met with the MBTA Board to no avail. This ruin our property values and there are fears about health. I have Lupus, a genetic autoimmune disease, and often sick, and very worried about getting sicker from this. WHAT CAN WE DO?? Thanks for any help!!
JA: Is there an easement
or public access on the property line?
Customer: These towers will be on MBTA property right next to the tracks, which run behind our neighborhood on an embankment (so high in the air).
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Yes, these towers will ruin our property values. Our modest homes generally sell for around $500,000 because they are very well-built and the neighborhood is quiet and ideal for kids. Parents are terrified about health risks. Again, we were given NO ADVANCE NOTICE, though the MBTA insists we were. We have yet to see any proof of that.