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Commission delays action on 10-year-old’s radio tower

Samm Markstrom, 10, shows commission members his Heroic Award Wednesday afternoon during a meeting of the Mount Pleasant Plan Commission near Racine. He had been given the award by the Volunteer Center of Racine County on April 16, in part for relaying reports of a Kenosha tornado to the local National Weather Service office in Sullivan last year. The plan commission delayed a decision for 60 days about whether or not the tower has to be taken down or modified. (AP Photo/Journal Times, Gregory Shaver)

Samm Markstrom, 10, shows commission members his Heroic Award Wednesday afternoon during a meeting of the Mount Pleasant Plan Commission near Racine. He had been given the award by the Volunteer Center of Racine County on April 16, in part for relaying reports of a Kenosha tornado to the local National Weather Service office in Sullivan last year. The plan commission delayed a decision for 60 days about whether or not the tower has to be taken down or modified. (AP Photo/Journal Times, Gregory Shaver)

MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (AP) — A village plan commission in Racine County has delayed a decision on what to do with a young ham radio operator’s backyard tower.

Two Mount Pleasant residents have complained the tower may be is interfering with their TV or phone reception. Village officials investigated and found Jim and Cathy Markstrom never received zoning approval to install the tower.

Their 10-year-old son, Samm, recently won a civic award for his ham radio contributions. The commission delayed a decision for 60 days.

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Information from: The Journal Times, http://www.journaltimes.com

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  1. this is ridiculus. can’t they find something else to do but pick on poor kid

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