Letter to the editor: Reader inspired by neighbors’ responses to cell tower
We are inspired by neighbors who have already written to contribute our opinions on the proposed cell tower in the greenway between Pecan Parkway and Butternut Parkway. We have lived in Marshfield for just under seven years. Moving here in 2011 and having the greenway just across the road was a dream for our two boys. How many neighborhoods in Wisconsin have such a beautiful space, which allows children to spend time outdoors, use their imaginations, get muddy, climb trees, watch animals, and enjoy nature? We feel grateful for it every day.
We certainly understand the reality of today’s world, which is that cellphone towers are a necessity if we are all to use our smartphones and make the most of technology. However, it is imperative that the value of technology does not outweigh the value of our green spaces.
We implore Marshfield Common Council members to look beyond negligible financial gains and to consider not only the detriment to the aesthetics of our neighborhood but to the well-being of children and families within them.
Please respect this beautiful setting, make the right choice, and find a more reasonable option if a tower is necessary.
Jane and Camron Loll