Wednesday’s post about the proposed cell tower on Greens Farms Road brought this reaction from an “06880” reader. He’s concerned about that proposed erection, as well as other forms of “visual pollution in the name of progress.” He writes:
Greens Farms Road is also home to 60 (and growing) brand new, high capacity, double height and width telephone poles. They’ve been installed since the electricity substation was put in on New Creek Road last year.
Nyala Farm, one of our most treasured open spaces, hard won by smart planners years ago, has now been fenced in by more than 20 huge electrical poles. They are designed and rigged for a capacity many times what the neighborhood or even the town requires.
I wonder if in the discussion for the zoning variance to put the substation in a residential zone, anyone mentioned that it would include all the added scaffolding that would come with it, across our most beautiful road and open spaces?
No one seems to know what the poles are for. The 2 guesses I have heard are: 1) since they are bigger than Westport needs, they carry current to other towns, and alternatively 2) to carry current from the recently laid Post Road conduit to a cable that will be laid from Westport to Long Island under the Sound at Burying Hill Beach.
Maybe they will also run down the rest of Greens Farms Road to the cell tower. Does anyone know?