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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
ALTERNATIVE ANTENNA STRUCTURE. An existing pole or other structure within the public right-of-way that can be used to support an antenna and is not a utility pole or a village-owned infrastructure.
ANTENNA. Communications equipment that transmits or receives electromagnetic radio signals used in the provision of any type of wireless communications services.
APPLICANT. Any person or entity submitting an application to install personal wireless telecommunication facilities or structures to support the facilities within a public right-of-way.
DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEM (DAS). A type of personal wireless telecommunication facility consisting of a network of spatially separated antenna nodes connected to a common source via a transport medium that provides wireless service within a geographic area. Generally serves multiple carriers.
LANDSCAPE SCREENING. The installation at grade of plantings, shrubbery, bushes or other foliage intended to screen the base of a personal wireless telecommunication facility from public view.
MONOPOLE. A structure composed of a single spire, pole or tower designed and used to support antennas or related equipment and that is not a utility pole, an alternative antenna structure, or a village-owned infrastructure.
PERSONAL WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATION ANTENNA. An antenna that is part of a personal wireless telecommunications facility.
PERSONAL WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT. Equipment, exclusive of an antenna, that is part of a personal wireless telecommunications facility.
PERSONAL WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS FACILITY. An antenna, equipment, and related improvements used, or designed to be used, to provide wireless transmission of voice, data video streams, images, or other information including, but not limited to, cellular phone service, personal communication service, paging, and Wi-Fi antenna service.
SMALL CELL FACILITIES. A personal wireless telecommunications facility consisting of an antenna and related equipment either installed singly or as part of a network to provide coverage or enhance capacity in a limited defined area. Generally single-service provider installation.
TOWER. Any structure that is designed and constructed primarily for the purpose of supporting one or more antennas, including self-supporting lattice towers, guy towers, or monopole towers, and that is not a utility pole, an alternative antenna structure, or a village-owned infrastructure. Except as otherwise provided for by this subchapter, the requirements for a tower and associated antenna facilities shall be those required in this subchapter.
UTILITY POLE. An upright pole designed and used to support electric cables, telephone cables, telecommunication cables, cable service cables, which are used to provide lighting, traffic control, signage, or a similar function.
VARIANCE or VARIATION. A grant of relief by the Village Manager/Administrator or his or her designee.
VILLAGE-OWNED INFRASTRUCTURE. Infrastructure in public right-of-way within the boundaries of the village, including, but not limited to, streetlights, traffic signals, towers, structures, or buildings owned, operated or maintained by the village.
WI-FI ANTENNA. An antenna used to support Wi-Fi broadband Internet access service based on the IEEE 802.11 standard that typically uses unlicensed spectrum to enable communication between devices.
(Ord. 17-19, passed 5-9-17)