Well it even happened to me...

Status
Please reply by conversation.
Scott Greczkowski

Scott Greczkowski

Thread Starter
Welcome HOME to SatelliteGuys!
Staff member
HERE TO HELP YOU!
Sep 7, 2003
100,787
20,490
Newington, CT
I have been active in politics in my town for the past two years or so. So I was looking at the agenda / packet for our upcoming Planning and zoning meeting and noticed that for zoning violations my house is listed for my satellite dishes.

Screen Shot 2017 11 05 at 85244 PM


My dishes have been out there for almost 12 years now.

There is a 1.2 meter KU and a 8 foot C Band.

The good news is the person who filed the complaint is a political foe of mine and the head of the planning and zoning knows this and is having my issue removed from the complaint list as he sees it as a political attack. :)
 
KE4EST

KE4EST

SatelliteGuys Is My Second Home
Staff member
HERE TO HELP YOU!
Lifetime Supporter
Aug 9, 2004
26,378
6,635
EM75xb
kittyhas1000legs

kittyhas1000legs

That's a lot of claws!
Pub Member / Supporter
Aug 8, 2012
1,696
1,402
Western Slope, CO
If that's a zoning issue, what about ARRL? I've seen those ham towers! Height? Setback? Too close to property lines? Isn't it on MAIN ST? How could there be such an unsightly property in the middle of town?
 
Scott Greczkowski

Scott Greczkowski

Thread Starter
Welcome HOME to SatelliteGuys!
Staff member
HERE TO HELP YOU!
Sep 7, 2003
100,787
20,490
Newington, CT
There are no zoning laws on Satellite Dishes in this town. Also not in a HOA area. :)
 
harshness

harshness

SatelliteGuys Master
May 5, 2007
17,228
3,145
Salem, OR
There are no zoning laws on Satellite Dishes in this town. Also not in a HOA area. :)
So there doesn't need to be an apparent violation for the complaint to be accepted?

In many jurisdictions there is a requirement that the applicable codes must be cited in the complaint.
 
Scott Greczkowski

Scott Greczkowski

Thread Starter
Welcome HOME to SatelliteGuys!
Staff member
HERE TO HELP YOU!
Sep 7, 2003
100,787
20,490
Newington, CT
Nope here you can file a complaint about anything... and they have to investigate no matter what.
 
johnnynobody

johnnynobody

SatelliteGuys Master
Pub Member / Supporter
Aug 2, 2009
7,767
1,587
USA
If that's a zoning issue, what about ARRL? I've seen those ham towers! Height? Setback? Too close to property lines? Isn't it on MAIN ST? How could there be such an unsightly property in the middle of town?

And yet no one makes a big deal about HV power line towers or telephone poles running through town.
 
harshness

harshness

SatelliteGuys Master
May 5, 2007
17,228
3,145
Salem, OR
Nope here you can file a complaint about anything... and they have to investigate no matter what.
What a waste. :no

I see that the investigation found that your setup is "non-conforming". There is apparently code on the books that prohibits dish farms (and possibly more) and I would assume that it took more than just your political foe to make that happen.

That you're grandfathered as pre-existing doesn't change the code; only that it doesn't apply to you because codes can't be retroactive.
 
harshness

harshness

SatelliteGuys Master
May 5, 2007
17,228
3,145
Salem, OR
And yet no one makes a big deal about HV power line towers or telephone poles running through town.
They don't make a big deal because the alternative is to pay to acquire new right-of-ways and relocate those utilities.

The bigger stink these days is regarding the location of wireless towers. The jurisdiction can protest until they're blue in the face but in the end, the carrier will get what they need.
 
Lone Gunman

Lone Gunman

SatelliteGuys Pro
Mar 19, 2010
3,131
811
southeast
Heh, that's another reason I LOVE where we live!! We're out in the county and I'm pretty much in the MIDDLE of a 10 acre wooded lot. I can barely see the roof of my nearest neighbors house in winter when the leaves are off the trees. I can stand on my front porch and take a leak in my yard and there's no one around to point and giggle!! :imshocked Gotta love it!!:clapping Needless to say, NO ONE has ever b**ched about my 3 10ft satellite dishes to date!:oldwink
 
Scott Greczkowski

Scott Greczkowski

Thread Starter
Welcome HOME to SatelliteGuys!
Staff member
HERE TO HELP YOU!
Sep 7, 2003
100,787
20,490
Newington, CT
Got 300 MB service but they cut our data cap from 2 TB a month down to 1 TB a month. And we always going over that cap by just around 2 or 3 gig each
Month.
 
bobvick

bobvick

Pub Member / Supporter
Pub Member / Supporter
Lifetime Supporter
Jul 20, 2006
4,458
2,152
Northwest Alabama
Heh, that's another reason I LOVE where we live!! We're out in the county and I'm pretty much in the MIDDLE of a 10 acre wooded lot. I can barely see the roof of my nearest neighbors house in winter when the leaves are off the trees. I can stand on my front porch and take a leak in my yard and there's no one around to point and giggle!! :imshocked Gotta love it!!:clapping Needless to say, NO ONE has ever b**ched about my 3 10ft satellite dishes to date!:oldwink

I live on 78 acres in the country. Sounds a lot like where you live. I don’t live right in the middle, but I can go out and take a piss off the porch if I want and nobody can see. I have lived here my whole life, and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. That’s why I’d rather drive 72 miles to work. But thankfully I just have to do that two days per week and can work from home the rest of the week. It’s defiantly nice not to have to worry about the neighbors not liking something.
 
(((Garyd)))

(((Garyd)))

Retired C-Band dealer
Lifetime Supporter
Sep 4, 2007
26,195
18,401
diamondsatellite@snet.net
Got 300 MB service but they cut our data cap from 2 TB a month down to 1 TB a month. And we always going over that cap by just around 2 or 3 gig each
Month.
Scott i had once a issue just like you with one of my old customers, he had to hire a lawyer to keep his dish he won, next year he died of a heart attack maybe caused by the stress
 
  • Like
Reactions: madmadworld
navychop

navychop

Member of the Month - July 2014!
Pub Member / Supporter
Lifetime Supporter
Jul 20, 2005
54,324
19,600
Northern VA
Lone Gunman and bobvick: What sort of Internet do you have out in the boonies?
 
  • Like
Reactions: madmadworld
Status
Please reply by conversation.

Similar threads

R
  • Locked
Replies
11
Views
2K
Rick in MD
R
Larobpra
Replies
6
Views
1K
Larobpra
Larobpra

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Total: 0, Members: 0, Guests: 0)

Latest posts

Top