I just moved to BUCKS COUNTY....Warrington Township in PA and they are terrible too.
The do consider ham radio tower permit applications as telecommunications entities and there is no way around it short of about $10K out of pocket and much of that is non refundable. Sure there are lawyers willing to help, but they won't work for free obviously.
I would be exempt if I attached the tower to the house..but I am on 4 acres and that won't work for me.
My question revolves around what do they consider as "attached"? I would argue that all my towers have always been "attached" to the my houses.... albeit by cable...but connected and attached nonetheless. Funny, I don't need a permit for a flagpole, but I do need one for an accessory structure. GO figure.
I am looking for a new house somewhere else as this is just crazy and I am not willing to fight it... JUST WHAT THEY WANTED.
Jose, I wish I knew what to tell you.
I know that after I got the direct email from you, I put you in touch with Mike K3AIR. Sadly, he is literally over 300 miles away from you, so it is not practical for him to travel to the other side of the state on a regular basis.
I do know that Mike has succesfully fought on behalf of WPA amateurs against other townships with similar ordinances & attitudes. PA State Law (the aforementioned Act 88) does apply to them, whether they like it or not.
If you were to retain counsel, I'd suggest that your lawyer talk with Mike. But if you've simply decided to move (and I don't blame you... I lived for 2 years in Bucks County, believe me, I do NOT blame you!!) then there's really no point to it, is there?