On 3/5/2011 5:52 PM, Cqtestk4xs@aol.com wrote:
> I got this advice from a pro (K1VR, who is a lawyer specializing in these
> matters). IF THE CITY DOES NOT REQUIRE A PERMIT, TO GET A LETTER ON
> OFFICIAL LETTERHEAD STATING NO PERMIT IS NEEDED FROM BOTH THE ZONING AND
It varies from area to area.
Here it's stated in the ordinances, no permit is needed 80 feet and
under. (A ham a block over tells me its been raised to 100' since mine
went up). Over 80' (or 100' now) they require the installation be
engineered, but in my case they were willing to go by the ROHN book.
They will not give you a letter, nor will they issue a permit if none is
needed. In the past several have said they would get a permit for the
installation any way which is why I mention that.
It depends on the location and the board!
> My deed restrictions in the area I am building are very nebulous...same
> crap about noxious activites/nusiances and all that sort of baloney.
That is the important clause and they can make it mean anything they
want. If you have a neighbor who doesn't like antennas they become
noxious the catch *might* be the way it's worded.
I'd certainly get a letter from the HOA clarifying and specifically
permitting your tower(s) and make the sale contingent on that letter.
As Bill said, YMMV
> However, nothing about antennas/towers or height rerstricitons. Five or six
> the neighbors upon seeing all the activity on the lot I just bought were
> asking all sorts of questions and eventually sent me a certified letter
> they were P.O.ed about any towers that would be over 40 feet and that
> multiple towers were even worse. The letter was sent after they contacted a
> lawyer. I heard through the grapevine that their lawyer told them nothing
> could be done. We'll see. I don't think they'll be very happy with three
> 199.999 foot rotating towers.
> My adivce is to visit K1VR's site and perhaps pick up his book that has
> lots of good advice on these matters.
> YMMV. Good luck.
> Bill K4XS/KH7XS
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