[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Collingdale 9-4-2012 by Ord. No. 684. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Unless the context clearly indicates otherwise, the meanings of the terms and phrases used in this chapter shall be as follows:
- SATELLITE DISH ANTENNA(S)
- An antenna, together with all attachments and parts thereof, used to receive television signals from orbiting satellites. Parabolic antenna(s) and satellite dishes are included in this definition.
Nothing contained in this chapter shall be interpreted or applied in a manner that impairs a person's ability to install, maintain or use a satellite dish antenna(s) within the border of the Borough of Collingdale. A restriction impairs if it: (1) unreasonably delays or prevents use of; (2) unreasonably increases the cost of; or (3) precludes a person from receiving or transmitting an acceptable quality signal from an antenna covered by the rule.
This chapter applies to:
Satellite dish antenna(s) that are one meter or less in diameter and designated to receive direct broadcast satellite services, including direct-to-home satellite service or to receive or transmit fixed wireless signals via satellite;
An antenna that is one meter or less in diameter or diagonal measurement and is designed to receive video programming services via broadband radio service (wireless cable) or to receive or transmit fixed wireless signals other than via satellite;
An antenna that is designated to receive local television broadcast signals.
Satellite dish antenna(s) shall be permitted in all zoning areas.
Satellite dish antenna(s) may be roof-mounted, wall-mounted or ground-based, subject to the provisions of this chapter.
The maximum diameter of a satellite dish antenna shall not exceed one meter.
All satellite dish antenna(s) shall be mounted in a safe and stable manner to prevent damage or injury and for safety purposes shall be adequately grounded, with all wiring for ground-based dish antenna(s) to be placed below ground level.
The installation of all satellite dish antenna(s) shall be in accordance with all applicable federal, state or local laws, codes and regulations.
When locating and installing a satellite dish antenna(s) the following provisions shall be followed:
The placement, installation and maintenance by a property owner and/or tenant of any property within the Borough shall be on the rear roof, rear facade or rear yard of the property unless this would cause a material reduction in signal reception.
If the rear roof, rear facade or rear yard is not available for placement of a satellite dish antenna(s), the property owner and/or tenant in a one-family or multifamily dwelling shall place, install and maintain the satellite dish antenna(s) in an alternate location on the roof, side yard or facade of the building, making every effort to avoid placement on the front of the property.
No property owner or tenant shall place, install or maintain, or allow to be placed, installed or maintained a satellite dish antenna(s) on the front roof, facade or yard of a property unless he can establish that all other placements would create a material reduction in signal reception or such alternate sites would result in the significant additional cost to the property owner or tenant. Prior to installation, the owner or tenant shall provide the Borough Manager for the Borough of Collingdale sufficient written information for the Borough to make a fair determination warranting the placement of the satellite dish antenna(s) on the front of the property.
Roof-mounted antenna(s) which are capable of receiving or transmitting an acceptable quality signal shall be installed at a height no higher than the roofline for slope roofs nor more than four feet above the highest point of a flat roof.
Where a roof-mounted satellite dish antenna can receive or transmit an acceptable quality of signal, the placement, installation and maintenance of said dish shall be on that part of the roof that slopes away from the front facade of the building. All roof-mounted satellite dishes shall be placed, installed and maintained in such a manner as to minimize their visual impact on neighboring properties.
All property owners and/or tenants shall be responsible for the proper removal and disposal of any satellite dish antenna(s) within 10 days of termination of service and/or before replacing or installing a new satellite dish or antenna(s) on any lot, dwelling or multidwelling property within the Borough of Collingdale.
Prior to the installation or placement of a satellite dish antenna(s), the property owner, tenant or installer must provide the Collingdale Borough Manager with three days' prior written notice of his intention to install and/or place a permitted satellite dish antenna(s), providing the name and address of the installer, property address and approximate location of the intended installation.