Pocopson Twp. agrees to let 'Viva La Bam' star film

Posted: August 09, 2007

Pocopson Township and the star of Viva La Bam reached an agreement allowing the MTV star to carry on television filming and editing at his property without violating the township's home-based business ordinance.

The agreement says Brandon "Bam" Margera may tape, produce, broadcast or host television shows, movies, recordings and satellite radio broadcasts on his 13-acre property under certain conditions.

He cannot have customer traffic or pickup or delivery activity greater than those normally associated with a residence; he may not use equipment that creates noise, fumes, glare, odors or electrical interference; he must avoid outside appearances of business use such as lights, signs or parking; and he may not have employees other than family members residing in his home.

After residents complained, the township had filed cease-and-desist orders claiming the taping was commercial activity in a residential zone, and sought an injunction last month in Common Pleas Court. Attorneys for Margera argued that not allowing MTV to record his activities would deprive him of substantial earnings. - AP

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