The Tuscany Community Association (TCA) has received the following information from Rogers Communications on the cell tower installation they are planning next to the Ville d’Este complex in Tuscany. The tower is slated to be approximately 60 metres (200 feet) high. Rogers Communications has notified the TCA of their intent to meet with the community on this issue. It should be noted that the communications prepared by Rogers do not represent the TCA in any way and should not be implied that we support an installation at the site selected by the applicant. We have committed to providing the community with information as we receive it.
The identified site provides commercial advantages for the cell carriers including improved cellular coverage in our community. The TCA and the City of Calgary have no influence over this proposal. Industry Canada is the governing body for cellular tower installations. Alberta Infrastructure owns the land as it is in the Transportation Utility Corridor. They approve the lease for the land. Industry Canada then approves the application once the land owner agrees to the lease.
If you have any comments or concerns on the Rogers Communications tower installation please contact Industry Canada at:
Industry Canada – Spectrum Management and Telecommunications
Southern Alberta District Office
639 Fifth Avenue S.W.
Calgary AB T2P 0M9
Consider posting your comments on our web site so other residents of Tuscany are aware of your position on this matter, and it is always worth copying your message to the office of your Ward Alderman and MLA. Their contact information can be found inside the front cover of every Tuscany Sun.
Rogers Communications have advised us they plan on meeting with the community at some point in April. Carol Robinson of Rogers Communications can be reached at Carol.Robinson@rci.rogers.com.
Finally it should be noted that Rogers Communications is only required to notify residents that live within a radius of the tower equal to 3 times it’s height – in this case approximately 600 feet. We are not certain if they intend to limit their consultation to this limited group or if they will advise a larger portion of the community. We will continue to provide information on our web site as it becomes available.
President, Tuscany Community Association
Information provided by Rogers: