You solved the source issue....
with the counterpoise as suggested I did say the SWR will likely change.
Generally the 1:9 scheme is problematic for RF in the shack unless you have
luck or resort to choking...
You might try a End fed half wave as when the wire is tuned you will have less RF.
Also if the bands of interest are the 40/20 there are a few that do them well.
Though a town home is likely a noisy are a for 80/75M.
However that picture scares me... ;)