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Residents concerned after council approves cell tower

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

We use cell phones every day, but the idea of living next to a cell phone tower is something that's not sitting well with some people.

The Savannah City Council approved a new wireless communications facility to be put in the Edgmere-Sackville neighborhood.

Vantage Tower Group asked the city to approve a 127 foot cell tower, but according to city ordinances, that's too high. The city approved the tower on the condition that the cell tower meet the city's standards, which is 85ft.

Some council members and residents are concerned about the welfare of the area because residents say it's already a struggling neighborhood. 

"The cell tower is an eye sore," said resident Rosa Davis. "In addition to that, it's right next to an apartment complex, and residents do not need to see that every morning"

Vantage Tower Group declined to comment afterward, but the city council believes that this project may not even happen now because the group explained that this cell tower must be 127 feet  to get the best coverage to customers.

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