Pearson v. Newlin Township ZHB, 765 A.2d 1187 (Pa. Commw., January 19, 2001).

Case Details:

In this case, the court was required to determine whether a cellular communications facility was a radio transmitter where the term was not defined in the township’s ordinance. If considered a radio transmitter it was permitted by the ordinance as a special exception in an industrial district. Applying the common usage of the term, the court determined that the facility was a radio transmitter because it “relays reception and transmission radio signals between other facilities in the personal communications grid.

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