On Tuesday night, the Harford County Council convened to consider amendments to the proposed update to the county Zoning Code. Early Wednesday morning, and 136 or so amendments later, the county council adjourned – leaving the rest of us with 105 pages of much-needed, controversial, long-time-coming, ill-conceived and incomprehensible amendments to sift through.
Highlights included the quelling of an amendments that would have delayed, if not killed off, passage of the county’s first real Transfer of Development Rights program and the introduction of this gem, which was one of my early personal favorites:
Amendment No. 85
On page 554 in line 16 after “PROPERTIES” insert “TO THE EXTENT PRACTICAL COMMUNICATION TOWERS SHALL BE DESIGNED AND CONSTRUCTED WITH MATERIALS SIMILAR TO THE NATIVE TREES AND LANDSCAPE OF THE AREA”
(to the extent possible requires towers to be designed and constructed with material similar to native trees and landscape)
Sadly, Amendment 85 was withdrawn – so we may never get to see a four-story faux evergreen tree sprouting up in a shopping center parking lot.
The rest of the amendments, including those that failed or were withdrawn, can be found on the county web site.
Has anyone else read through this? Any other humorous or dangerous amendments raising eyebrows out there?
vietnam vet says
you would think these people would have better thing’s to do than waste there time on some ridiculos amendant.
I have seen those funny looking towers…i thought at first they were giant toilet brushes. A simple painting green or brown is all thats needed.
Go Dagger !
I can use my cell phone anywhere, even the third world, but I can’t use it in Fallston. Every night I pray for a cell tower, I don’t care what color it is, but Lord please give us some reception! P.S. A Sirius/XM repeater would be nice too. Amen.
Fal…I can look out my window at the sprint tower…and the calls last 18 seconds and cut off.
That’s a very short sprint!
“simple green or brown paint”? C’mon RichieC, we can do better than that! How about we make one in Aberdeen look like a giant baseball bat for Ripken Stadium?? .. the possibilities are endless!
Cindy…your a genius……we can hide the steel and aluminum tower by camouflaging it as an aluminum baseball bat…
Brian Young says
That wood paneling would have worked great…