SYKESVILLE - Town residents would able to erect satellite dishes in their yards if an amendment introduced by the Town Council on Monday becomes law.
The measure would amend an ordinance that bars such devices on residences inside the town limits.
The council scheduled a Dec. 10 hearing to take public comment on the proposed amendment.
As written, the measure would restrict satellite dishes to side yards or back yards; require the devices be set back 10 feet from property lines; and require that they be visibly blocked from view from public rights of way.
The council debated the third provision, indicating it may be too harsh and may be removed in the final version.
Also on Monday, the council awarded contracts for four paving jobs around town to White Pine Paving, which submitted a bid for $12,101 for the work.