Kettering officials on Tuesday night reversed the Board of Zoning Appeals and now will allow a resident to build a 50-foot radio tower on his property in the 4800 block of Mad River Road.
Last year, Wynn Rollert, 77, a HAM radio operator, had requested a variance on his property to install the tower.
Kettering’s zoning code allows for amateur radio towers to be 25 feet without a variance, so that is why Rollert sought approval for the extra 25 feet.
In December, the Board of Zoning Appeals voted 3-1 without comment to deny the request. The decision went against a report from Zoning Administrator Run Hundt, who indicated that the request should be approved.
Hundt reiterated the facts of the case in front of council in February as members heard Rollert’s appeal of the variance denial.
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