Cherry Hill swim club drops cell-tower plan

Posted: August 29, 2013

The president of a Cherry Hill swim club said this week that it would not pursue a contract with AT&T to install a cell tower on its premises, turning down the revenue-generating deal because of community opposition.

Fox Hollow Swim Club was in talks with AT&T last month about installing a cell tower behind the club, an arrangement that would net it about $2,000 a month. But neighbors pushed back, saying the plan would diminish property values, damage the environment, and set a dangerous precedent for neighborhood intrusion.

Club president Tim O'Connor said neighborhood concerns were the chief reason for declining the cell-tower proposal.

"We felt that the ongoing opposition and the impact to the neighborhood outweighed the possible benefits of it happening," O'Connor said.

O'Connor appealed to the community to help save the club, which is more than 40 years old and in need of major repairs, including a new pool deck.

The club, on Partridge Lane on Cherry Hill's east side, is one of the smallest of 13 private swim clubs in the township.


Contact Julia Terruso at 856-779-3876, @juliaterruso, or jterruso@phillynews.com.

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