I hope you do not have deal with an HOA.I have a friend with a BUD, and there are many houses around here with them as well. It would be weird to walk up to their door, knock and ask "Hey, can I buy that dish in your back yard?" XD
The HoJo dish has an actuator on it. I'll have to ask if I can get photos (or just be very quiet when taking the photos)
I would go one further. Go before the Association and get formal approval from the HOA in writing, before you get to far. I would then take and record said approval in the County Land Records, be sure that your Lot and Block Number are included within the approval. If for some reason the document is not recordable, attach it as an Exhibit to an affidavit. Consult with a local attorney with experience in HOAs and land law.What he says doesn't mean squat. What is written on paper has some meaning. For your own protection don't let him change his mind after he sees your dish, put it in writing.