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(A) This section establishes terms and conditions for the use of the public right-of-way for wireless service providers’ micro wireless facilities through the attachment to wireless support structures as established in city’s standards or R.C. Chapter 4939.
(B) Under the provisions of this section, a micro wireless facility operator may establish, under certain specified conditions as set forth in city’s standards, consistent with R.C. Chapter 4939, wireless service through a small cell facility and related wireless facilities. The city will review those requests following the criteria and schedule set forth in R.C. Chapter 4939.
(C) Additionally, the city will also review any request to attach any micro wireless facilities to a municipal electric utility pole, and shall grant such requests only if the attachment to a municipal electric utility pole does not harm the public health, welfare and safety. The city shall deny all requests to attach micro wireless facilities to municipal electric utility poles if such attachment would not serve to further the public health and welfare, would create a safety problem, or would interfere with the conduct of any municipal operation.
(D) Where not in direct conflict with R.C. Chapter 4939, the application procedure, permit fees, and auditing procedures outlined in this Chapter 98 shall be applicable to applications to establish micro wireless facilities. Each individual micro wireless facility will require a separate right-of-way occupancy permit.
(E) Any request for a right-of-way occupancy permit for a micro wireless facility will comply with the city’s design guidelines, meet the requirements for design or concealment measures in an historic district, and will be consistent with the general appearance of the surrounding area even if a formal historic district has not been declared or established.
(F) No micro wireless facility may be placed above ground in the right-of-way in the city’s designated undergrounding area; defined as any location in the city that has underground electric service.
(Ord. 8710, passed 9-17-2018)