A proposed cell phone tower is sparking tension in an Omaha neighborhood. The matter was delayed, however, only after both sides voiced their opinions at a planning department hearing on Wednesday afternoon.
"My girlfriend and I both have cell phones and we have bad service, dropped calls," one speaker said. "Anything that would help with that would be good for me."
"They don't have a problem with cell service," another neighbor said. "They have a problem with the chain-link fence. It's out of aesthetics with the area with a giant tower."
The proposed cell phone tower would go up along 35th and Center, which is a major problem for a lot of people who don't want a 150-foot cell phone tower going up in their neighborhood.
Ashley Wilson brought her concerns to the hearing. She worries the tower could cause cancer.
Some on the board wondered if a different location could be an option. By the end of the hearing, both sides agreed to work with each other. Therefore, the planning department delayed the matter for 60 days.
If the planning department approves the proposal, it will go to the City Council where another public hearing will be held and then voted on.