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BROOMFIELD, Colo. — At Tuesday’s Broomfield City Council meeting, a local mother raised concerns that a Verizon cellphone tower, set to be built on a church property near her home, could harm her disabled son.

The 52-foot tower is set to be built on Calvary Church property. The church could use the money; it had to demolish its sanctuary in 2013 because of shifting soil issues. Verizon will pay the church $2,000 a month to build the tower on its property.

Stacy Warden said she understands the church’s position. She added that her 7-year-old son Noah’s “miracle” life speaks to her deep spiritual beliefs.

“We expected Noah to pass away in our arms, and he didn’t, and we brought him home two days later,” she said.

It makes her battle against the cell tower all the more difficult.

“You know, God is very much apart of our lives and we give thanks to him every day for the blessing of Noah’s life, so to feel like I’m challenging the church or up against a church doesn’t feel good,” Warden said.

Since the church had to be demolished, it has been holding services in the gym. Last year, Verizon appeared, seeking to build a cellphone tower on the property.

The church, still paying for the building that no longer exists, could use the extra cash. And Verizon said the community needs increased cell capacity.

But Warden is concerned the tower, just 500 feet from her home, could interfere with Noah’s life-saving medical equipment.

“We did have a neighbor at our old house that installed an antenna on his roof and we found that it was running interference, causing a static of sorts and that we didn’t have a clear screen or reading of Noah’s devices,” she said.

Noah was diagnosed with spastic quadriplegia cerebral palsy athetoid movements.

“He has a severe sensory processing disorder which causes him to gag until he vomits,” Warden said. “If we’re lucky enough and Noah can’t detect the tower while he is indoors, he most certainly will be able to notice it outdoors. It will influence the patterns of activities that we’re used to doing in our community.”

Verizon said the tower will not have a generator and no noise is expected to come from it. But Warden worries the frequencies will cause Noah distress, citing notes from his doctors.

“People can kind of relate to an electric fence, where sometimes you know it’s electrically charged because you have that pulse,” Warden said.

She brought these concerns to the city zoning and planning commission, which voted against the tower proposal. But the City Council voted to approve it, 5-4, on Dec. 15.

Some upset neighbors said that vote took place after a snowstorm, when many couldn’t attend.

About a dozen people showed up to Tuesday’s meeting in hopes the council would reconsider. Only one of the five members who voted to approve the tower could request a revote. None did.

Council members cited federal law that prohibits local governments from considering environmental and health impacts when approving cell tower locations. The Verizon tower meets Federal Communications Commission requirements.

The council unanimously voted Tuesday to hold a future study session to look into Warden’s concerns, and the other environmental and health concerns raised by those at the meeting.

But Verizon can still legally proceed with building the tower, because it was already approved.

Warden said she’s going to keep fighting.

“We can find a better way to help this church,” she said.