Consider yourself lucky, but not necessarily wise. My tower cost $3000 to
install with crane services, concrete pumping, hole digging, and other
expenses, and I wasn't willing to roll the dice and take a chance of loosing
that investment. If you try and ignore city codes and they catch you, they can
make you remove it which is also costly, and you can bet it would be more
difficult to get the permit after trying to avoid the codes the first time.
Your displeased neighbors or another ham that doesn't like you will eventually
rat on you. I don't consider this good advice to follow.
John Owens - N7TK
Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2008 07:01:04 -0500
From: "Its from Onion" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: [TowerTalk] tower and city hall
To: "towertalk" <email@example.com>
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I put up a 90 foot tower across from Hueytown, Alabama's city hall with not one
Why? because I did not ask. Your tower and communication is federally
The funny thing is 2 weeks before, a guy had went before the zoning board for a
tower on the hill behind my house and was denied.
He asked me how I got away with it. Simple, I didn't ask.
Its been up 8 years now.
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