Re: RE: Rules & Regs Violation
From: Ann Zabaldo (
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2006 16:07:40 -0700 (PDT)
Hi all --

I would like to hear more about the situation from the member's point of
view who installed the satellite dish.  After 5+ years in cohousing I've
come to learn that these type of things don't happen in a vacuum.

Ann Zabaldo
Takoma Village
Washington, DC

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On 4/10/06 6:59 PM, "Fleck" <foam4u [at]> wrote:

> Hi Randy,
> Thanks for the info. In this case the member just slapped the thing on the
> side of the building and drilled holes thru the wall. It looks like this
> isn't covered by the FCC regs.
> Part of the question deals with why we had the rule - mainly aesthetics.
> We're urban town homes and dishes look really unsightly. (The rules includes
> solar panels, ham antennas, etc.) We've got access to loads of other
> delivery systems for media. Our high speed internet access is built into our
> HOA dues.
> The other part of the question is - how do communities handle a violation
> like this? I'm concerned about setting a precedence of ignoring regulations
> that aren't convenient - sort of the camel's nose under the tent. How do
> other communities "enforce" the rules? Have other communities gone the way
> of forced action and fines? Or are there better methods to get compliance?
> Thx,
> Anne
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bob Sheppard [mailto:bob [at]]
> Sent: Monday, April 10, 2006 2:59 PM
> To: foam4u [at]
> Subject: Re: Rules & Regs Violation
> If your property is in the US, I believe that an association is prohibited
> from regulating dishes below a certain size that an owner wishes to
> install on their property, unless the association provides a similar
> service (an MATV) at a similar price.  The FCC's website might have more
> info.
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