[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the Borough of Sharon Hill 4-9-1987 by Ord. No. 1165 (Ch. 100 of the 1972 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Zoning — See Ch. 370.
This Satellite Antenna Ordinance is an ordinance to establish regulations governing the use and location of satellite antennas within Sharon Hill. Delaware County, Pennsylvania.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- SATELLITE ANTENNA
- A dish-shaped antenna, together with all attachments and parts, the purpose of which is to receive communication from orbiting satellites or other extraterrestrial sources.
- USABLE SATELLITE SIGNAL
- A satellite signal which, when viewed on a conventional television set, is at least equal in picture quality to that received from local commercial television stations or by way of cable television.
Whenever, in the course of administration and enforcement of this chapter, it is necessary or desirable to make any administrative decision, then, unless other standards are provided in the chapter, the decision shall be made so that the result will not be contrary to the spirit and purpose of this chapter or injurious to the surrounding neighborhood.
The size limitations on the antenna are to be controlled by the following criteria:
Every antenna must be adequately grounded for protection against a direct strike of lightning.
Screening shall be required whenever possible, yet shall not be of a nature so as to obstruct the sight line of the antenna.
Except in a commercial, industrial or multifamily residential zone, satellite antennas shall be located and designed so as to reduce visual impact from surrounding properties at street level and from public streets.
There shall be a maximum allowable limit of one satellite antenna per lot with the use limited to that lot on which it is located.