Tonight the Milton Board of Appeals rejected an application by T-Mobile to erect and operate a 120 foot cell tower at Camp Sayre, a Boy Scout property that abuts the Blue Hills Reservation on Unquity Road. The Board relied chiefly on a conservation restriction that we, the people, paid $1.75 million for in 1995. The purpose of the conservation restriction is “to limit the use of Camp Sayre to those activities which promote outdoor recreation, education and training.” Despite this clear and unambiguous language, the applicant persisted in its efforts to gain approval and demurred when the Board suggested that it withdraw its application without prejudice.

The Board’s written decision will be filed with the Town Clerk in the next few weeks, after which the applicant may file an appeal in federal court.