Our ordinance says satellite dishes may be located in side or rear yards but not in front yards. Some neighbors are complaining because some guy has one of those Direct TV dishes in his front yard. He has told us he can't get a signal anywhere else otherwise he would put it in back. My boss wants them to get a building permit (not currently required) and then we will make them file for a variance so he has to go to the expense of paying for a variance application and possibly paying an expert to prove he can't get the signal. Is there federal law that would supercede local code in this instance? I'm looking for an easy way out. Thanks.