Proposed 40-foot ham radio antenna tower causing static in Marblehead (Massachusetts)

A group of neighbors banded together over concerns regarding a 40-foot aluminum ham radio operator tower going up in their neighborhood got some good news when the Zoning Board of Appeals voted to revoke the permit.

“It is the best we could have hoped for,” Cathyann Swindlehurst, said referring to the outcome of the Sept. 27 ZBA hearing.

Swindlehurst, a Casino Road resident representing the abutters, told ZBA members she believed vague zoning bylaws and a certain amount of protection under the federal government resulted in the Michael Crestohl receiving a building permit for the tower. She is alarmed however that “the building permit was issued without any restrictions attached.”

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