City Cracks Down on Glut of Satellite Dishes

When service ends, they must come down in Easton, Pa.
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 30, 2016 12:40 PM CST
City Requires Satellite Dishes Removed When Service Ends
File photo of satellite dishes at an apartment complex.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

A Pennsylvania city is taking up a fight against satellite TV dish blight. Easton's City Council passed a resolution this week requiring the removal of TV dishes 30 days after the service is disconnected. Councilman David O'Connell sponsored Wednesday night's measure, arguing that the leftover dishes are unsightly and could create a safety problem. Chief Code Administrator Stephen Nowroski tells the AP that penalties allow for a ticket of $25 for the first offense. That goes to $35 if not paid within 10 days. After 20 days, a citation can be filed in court. (More satellite dish stories.)

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