Utility tower close to property causes complaints

CYPRESS, Texas – Many people have been there when a utility firm comes onto our property to entry a cable field or traces and wires buried underground. You need to let utility firms have entry to the easement. And in a single case our KPRC 2 Investigates staff is wanting into, it’s actually David vs. Goliath state of affairs.

Difficulty: Cellphone tower close to my property

It was onerous to not discover the commotion proper in entrance of Sunshine G’s property on Telge Street in Cypress. She says the pole is a large eyesore. Sunshine G began recording video when she realized contractors employed by AT&T had been putting in a giant pole proper in entrance of her property.

“I requested them please not to try this,” explains Sunshine. “That’s gonna be the place of our signal. We paid some huge cash for it, and that’s gonna harm our enterprise.”

There aren’t any indicators right here now however Sunshine G says she’s having two of them made to go proper on the partitions.

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They’ll be prepared in a few month, directing individuals to the Mexican meals restaurant and this restaurant provide firm.


“One goes to go right here, the opposite one goes to go over right here, which goes to dam our indicators,” Sunshine G reveals us.

She pleaded her case to AT&T and at first, she mentioned a consultant instructed her he would look into getting the pole moved a number of toes so it not smack dab in entrance of the electrical signal she’s already paid for. However after a number of cellphone calls, AT&T stopped answering.

“We’re a small enterprise, we don’t have a giant commercial, our indicators gonna be our commercial,” she explains.

Not a lot property homeowners can do about cell websites

An AT&T consultant despatched an announcement that reads partly:

Briefly, AT&T says the pole is staying put. We checked with Harris County’s property division. They instructed us AT&T and different utilities have what’s known as statutory authorization from the state to make use of the general public proper of approach for his or her tools. Whereas AT&T might transfer this pole, they don’t have to try this.

We did affirm AT&T let Harris County know in February that it deliberate to place the tower there on Telge Street. Sunshine G’s solely actual recourse to probably drive them to maneuver it could be to sue the corporate.


Use new poles or towers as proof of property worth decline

If something, added poles or towers might show you how to come property tax time. One thing else for Sunshine G and for all owners to contemplate, come property tax time, she ought to completely argue that the pole diminishes the worth of her property. This can assist lower your expenses on taxes. Take footage of the pole from each angle and use it as proof.

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