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Re: [TowerTalk] Freestanding tower, narrow city lot

To: "'Tower and HF antenna construction topics.'" <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Freestanding tower, narrow city lot
From: "Mike & Becca Krzystyniak" <>
Reply-to: "Tower and HF antenna construction topics." <>
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2010 08:01:32 -0500
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   I chair P&Z in our city, and I authored our Telecommunications ordinance
that pertain to towers.  As it was simply common sense, we implemented a
200' limit with a 1:1 aspect ratio on larger lots.  On smaller city lots,
and we have some small ones, if the applicant wants a variance above the 1:1
aspect ratio, we then consider the adjoining property owners rights and
listen to their view(s).  Within the limits of the law, and with safety our
greatest concern, I would always try to do as much as we can for the
applicant.  We may push back on a guyed tower in favor of a HD self
supporting or crank up design. Large to long boom antennas that violate the
adjoining property airspace is a separate issue.  If they are lucky enough
to apply with their neighbors approval in hand, that helps our lattitude
immensely up to the limits of PRB1 that we would or could agree too...

Mike K9MK/5

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Ryan Jairam
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2010 7:23 AM
To: Tower and HF antenna construction topics.
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Freestanding tower, narrow city lot

Well technically no city can prohibit all antennas. You know, PRB-1
and all of that.

But the tower height with limited setback may be just the excuse they
need to deny a permit.

As for owning both properties, that is certainly interesting. I
suppose if you joined both parcels (the opposite of subdivide?) that
problem would go away? If it is residential property and not farm
assessed land it may even have a positive impact on lowering your
property taxes too if it's one big lot versus two smaller ones, at
least based on the rules of how land is valued around here.

Ryan, N2RJ

On Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 6:37 AM, Barry Merrill <> wrote:
> IF you city zoning permits antennas/towers at all,
> it will almost definitely have a setback distance
> from your property line, that will restrict where
> you can locate the tower base, and your antenna
> elements will have to remain within those setback
> distances (typically 6-10 feet), and you cannot
> cross a property line with your antenna elements,
> 73
> Barry, W5GN
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