Buildings and Construction
15.68.010 General regulations
. Whereas the governing body of the city of Shawnee, Kansas, believes that the unregulated location of parabolic antennas would have a detrimental effect on the health, safety and aesthetic values of the community, no parabolic antenna may be erected, constructed, altered or maintained, except as provided herein.
A. "Parabolic antenna" is defined to include any satellite dish, and any circular, dish-shaped or similar shaped structures designed, used or intended to be used for transmitting or receiving communications or signals to or from a satellite or other communications source.
B. All parabolic antennas shall be grounded per National Electric Code (NEC) requirements at or near the antenna mount.
C. Agricultural and Residential Zoning Districts.
1. No more than one parabolic antenna may be constructed or maintained on any residential lot zoned AG or on any lot zoned single-family residential.
2. A parabolic antenna over two feet in diameter shall be ground-mounted.
3. Parabolic antennas two feet or less in diameter may be mounted on the side wall or roof when that side wall or roof is adjacent to the rear yard as defined by Title 17 of the Shawnee Municipal Code. Parabolic antennas shall not be mounted on walls or roofs of any residence that are adjacent to the side yard or front yard as defined by Title 17 of the Shawnee Municipal Code. Parabolic antennas two feet or less in diameter shall be mounted so that no portion of the antenna is higher than the adjacent roof ridge. Parabolic antennas two feet or less in diameter shall be no other color than white, black or gray.
4. A parabolic antenna shall be located within the rear yard or as described in subdivision 2 of this subsection, and shall be located a distance inside the property line at least equal to its height.
5. A parabolic antenna over two feet in diameter shall be screened from surrounding properties and the public street right-of-way. The screen may consist of structures, fences, plant materials or earth berms. A six-foot solid perimeter fence around the entire rear and side yard will suffice to meet the screening requirements. If the perimeter rear and side yard fence is not present, the following illustrations are presented as examples of screening techniques that are acceptable.
6. All cables and lines serving the parabolic antenna shall be located underground, except those parabolic antennas that are attached to the house.
7. A parabolic antenna over two feet in diameter shall not exceed twelve feet in height, measured from the antenna base to the top of the antenna. The maximum diameter shall not exceed eleven feet.
8. A parabolic antenna shall not be placed in a location that would obstruct access to any doors or windows.
D. Commercial and Industrial zoning Districts.
1. A parabolic antenna shall be permitted on any portion of the lot, except that which lies between the front lot line and the front building line.
2. A ground-mounted parabolic antenna shall be located inside the property line.
3. A roof-mounted parabolic antenna shall be permitted, provided such antenna is screened on all sides by a screening fence or wall consistent in color and/or materials with the building.
4. No advertising or business identification shall be permitted on the dish or screen.
5. A ground-mounted parabolic antenna shall not be higher than the ridge line of the roof of the building being served.
6. A parabolic antenna shall not be placed in a location that would obstruct access to any doors or windows.
E. A parabolic antenna may be installed on a portable or moveable structure, such as a trailer, for demonstration or training purposes, but not as a regular or permanent installation on any lot. A portable antenna shall be limited to two consecutive days at any lot, and may not be located at the same lot more than twelve times per calendar year.
F. Maintenance Specifications. All parabolic antennae shall be properly maintained. Exposed surfaces, including the dish, brackets or any supporting members, shall be cleaned and painted if paint is required when more than fifty percent of the surface is scaled, peeling, etc. The codes enforcement officer shall have the right to order the repair or removal of any parabolic antenna that is damaged, deteriorated or is no longer in use.
G. Appeals or Variances. Appeals or variances relative to the regulations governing parabolic antenna may be taken before the city council.
H. Permits Required. All parabolic antenna shall re-quire a building permit. All applications for ground-mounted parabolic antenna shall pay a permit fee of twenty dollars. All applications for roof-mounted parabolic antenna shall pay a permit fee of fifty dollars. A plot plan drawn to scale and specifications such as property lines, setbacks, building location, utility easements, accessory structures, fences, trees, and proposed screening methods shall be submitted with the request for the permit. Any dealer may receive a permit to allow an antenna to be mounted on a portable or movable structure, such as a trailer, for demonstration or training purposes. The permit fee for a portable antenna shall be twenty dollars, and shall be renewed annually.
(Ord. 2701§I 2004
;Ord. 2188 §1, 1995
; Ord. 1842 §1, 1987