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No personal wireless telecommunication antenna or facility within the right-of-way will be attached to a utility pole, alternative antenna structure, tower, or village-owned infrastructure unless all of the following conditions are satisfied:
(A) Surface area of antenna. The personal wireless telecommunication antenna, including antenna panels, whip antennas or dish-shaped antennas, cannot have a surface area of more than seven cubic feet in volume.
(B) Size of above-ground personal wireless telecommunication facility. The total combined volume of all above-ground equipment and appurtenances comprising a personal wireless telecommunication facility, exclusive of the antenna itself, cannot exceed 32 cubic feet.
(C) Personal wireless telecommunication equipment. The operator of a personal wireless telecommunication facility must, whenever possible, locate the base of the equipment or appurtenances at a height of no lower than eight feet above grade.
(D) Personal wireless telecommunication services equipment mounted at grade. In the event that the operator of a personal wireless telecommunication facility proposes to install a facility where equipment or appurtenances are to be installed at grade, screening must be installed to minimize the visibility of the facility. Screening must be installed at least three feet from the equipment installed at-grade and eight feet from a roadway.
(E) Height. The top of the highest point of the antenna cannot extend more than seven feet above the highest point of the utility pole, alternative antenna support structure, tower or village-owned infrastructure. If necessary, the replacement or new utility pole, alternative support structure or village-owned infrastructure located within the public right-of-way may be no more than ten to 70 feet higher than existing poles adjacent to the replacement or new pole or structure, or no more than 90 feet in height overall, whichever is less.
(F) Color. A personal wireless telecommunication facility, including all related equipment and appurtenances, must be a color that blends with the surroundings of the pole, structure tower or infrastructure on which it is mounted and use non-reflective materials which blend with the materials and colors of the surrounding area and structures. Any wiring must be covered with an appropriate cover.
(G) Antenna panel covering. A personal wireless telecommunication antenna may include a radome, cap or other antenna panel covering or shield, to the extent such covering would not result in a larger or more noticeable facility and, if proposed, such covering must be of a color that blends with the color of the pole, structure, tower or infrastructure on which it is mounted.
(H) Wiring and cabling. Wires and cables connecting the antenna to the remainder of the facility must be installed in accordance with the electrical code currently in effect. No wiring and cabling serving the facility will be allowed to interfere with any wiring or cabling installed by a cable television or video service operator, electric utility or telephone utility.
(I) Grounding. The personal wireless telecommunication facility must be grounded in accordance with the requirements of the electrical code currently in effect in the village.
(J) Guy wires. No guy or other support wires will be used in connection with a personal wireless telecommunication facility unless the facility is to be attached to an existing utility pole, alternative antenna support structure, tower or village-owned infrastructure that incorporated guy wires prior to the date that an applicant has applied for a permit.
(K) Pole extensions. Extensions to utility poles, alternative support structures, towers and village-owned infrastructure utilized for the purpose of connecting a personal wireless telecommunications antenna and its related personal wireless telecommunications equipment must have a degree of strength capable of supporting the antenna and any related appurtenances and cabling and capable of withstanding wind forces and ice loads in accordance with the applicable structural integrity standards as set forth in division (L) below. An extension must be securely bound to the utility pole, alternative antenna structure, tower or village-owned infrastructure in accordance with applicable engineering standards for the design and attachment of such extensions.
(L) Structural integrity. The personal wireless telecommunication facility, including the antenna, pole extension and all related equipment must be designed to withstand a wind force and ice loads in accordance with applicable standards established in Chapter 25 of the National Electric Safety Code for utility poles, Rule 250-B and 250-C standards governing wind, ice, and loading forces on utility poles, in the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in TIA/EIA Section 222-G established by the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and the Electronics Industry Association (EIA) for steel wireless support structures and the applicable industry standard for other existing structures. For any facility attached to village-owned infrastructure or, in the discretion of the village, for a utility pole, tower, or alternative antenna structure, the operator of the facility must provide the village with a structural evaluation of each specific location containing a recommendation that the proposed installation passes the standards described above. The evaluation must be prepared by a professional structural engineer licensed in the State of Illinois.
(Ord. 17-19, passed 5-9-17)