Zoning laws tend to be the bane of freedom. Not that they aren't needed in some form - so someone doesn't build a chemical plant in the middle of a residential neighborhood, for example - but just as frequently they are abused to restrict people's rights to do what they will with their own property. If it isn't a health or safety issue (which the FAA and MDOT should consider) and it's on private property, and it's not, for example, obscene, noisy, smelly, or brightly lit at night (think the Vegas Strip), I'm not sure why the zoning law has to be written or interpreted to make this a problem. Is a 110 foot cross ostentatios? Probably. Is it self-promoting? Perhaps. Is it obnoxious? I might even grant that. But what's the difference between that and a billboard advertising a McDonalds, a fireworks store, or a strip club? Or maybe those 100-foot signs they put next to highways to advertise restaurants and hotels at the next exit?
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