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Subject: [TowerTalk] Fwd: tower permit for Portland OR
From: Hans Hammarquist <>
Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2012 23:41:14 -0400 (EDT)
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I don't know if you have an attorney but I think it is time for you to make 
clear for the town folks that they are intentionally stalling your project 
to"make it go away" which is illegal. There a several cases to prove that. 

ARRL "gave" me an excellent attorney that helped me with those (small) details 
and my town folks became much more "friendly" after that. They are not allowed 
to put unreasonable conditions in order for you to get the job done. To hire a 
"structural inspector" to me is just a way to make your project so costly that 
you can't afford it and I am sure they know that. What would a "structural 
inspector" add to the final job?

Good luck and best 73 de,

Hans - N2JFS

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To: dave <>
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Sent: Fri, Aug 24, 2012 2:30 pm
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] tower permit for Portland OR

Hi Dave, Yes I used the link to prepare a site plan.  None of the people at the 
that I met at the Portland permit office had ever heard of it.  One tried to 
dismiss it because the original was done in 1991 but I pointed out a revision 
date of 2004.  Lots of little things, city amateur tower requires 16' to 1" 
scale, but they really want 10' to 1".   At first the zoning people told me the 
maximum height allowed is 30' but got them to do some more checking and turns 
out there is no zoning height limit for amateur towers.  That generated some 
gasps from the zoning lady.  If I am successful getting the tower project will 
write up my experiences.    I am trying to get ready to go back to them with 
drawings and calculations I purchased from US Tower.  Hopefully this will 
satisfy 7 of the 8 things they requested.  I would like to push back on the 8th 
which is the requirement to hire a structural inspection company that among 
other things "will inspect the manufacturers site to verif
 y that proper welding procedures are being followed" unless other hams that 
have put up towers in Portland have done this.  Chuck, K7BVT
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> Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2012 18:03:37 -0700
> Hi Chuck,
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> On Wed, 2012-08-22 at 23:21 -0700, CHUCK BARROWS wrote:
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> > I am trying to get a permit to erect a US Tower TX455, 55' tower at my home 
in SW Portland.  The City of Portland Development Services is asking for 
items to prove that the tower conforms with the "Oregon  Specialty Structural 
Code and/or other city, state, and federal requirements".  I have purchased 
drawings and documentation from US Towers which will hopefully satisfy most of  
the 8 items they have listed.  One item I would like to push back on is the 
requirement to hire an inspection company to verify that the steel and welding 
are correct.  The gentleman I talked to at City of Portland Bureau of 
Development Services said they would expect the the inspection company visit US 
Tower to verify their manufacturing procedures and that their welders are 
qualified.  This seems like overkill to me given that the tower in question is 
an off the shelf item. I would like to hear from anyone that has got a tower 
permit in the city of Portland in the past couple of years. 
> >  k, K7BVT 
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