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For the purpose of this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings ascribed to them below:
ANTENNA: Any exterior transmitting or receiving apparatus mounted on a tower, building or structure and used in communications that radiate or capture electromagnetic waves, digital signals, analog signals, radio frequencies (excluding radar signals), wireless telecommunications signals or other communication signals.
ANTENNA HEIGHT: When referring to a tower or other structure, the distance measured from the finished grade of the parcel to the highest point on the tower or other structure, including the base pad and any antenna.
CAMOUFLAGED: A telecommunication facility that is disguised, hidden, or integrated with the existing environment and trees so as to be significantly screened from view.
CELL SITE OR SITE: A tract or parcel of land that contains telecommunications facilities, including any antenna, support structure, accessory buildings, and parking, and may include other uses associated with and ancillary to wireless telecommunications service.
COLLOCATION: The use of a telecommunication facility or cell site by more than one wireless telecommunications provider.
DESIGN: The appearance of telecommunications facilities, including such features as their materials, colors, and shape.
EQUIPMENT ENCLOSURE: A structure, shelter, cabinet, or vault used to house and protect the electronic equipment necessary for processing wireless communication signals. Associated equipment may include air conditioning, backup power supplies and emergency generators.
FAA: The federal aviation administration.
FCC: The federal communications commission.
MONOPOLE: A support structure constructed of a single, self- supporting hollow metal tube securely anchored to a foundation.
PERSONAL WIRELESS SERVICE, PERSONAL WIRELESS SERVICE FACILITIES AND FACILITIES: Used in this chapter, shall be defined in the same manner as in title 47, United States Code, section 332(c)(7)(C), as they may be amended now or in the future, and includes facilities for the transmission and reception of radio or microwave signals used for communication, cellular phone, personal communications services, enhanced specialized mobile radio, and other wireless services licensed by the FCC and unlicensed wireless services.
PREEXISTING TOWERS AND PREEXISTING ANTENNAS: Any tower or antenna for which a building permit or special use permit has been properly issued prior to the effective date hereof, including permitted towers or antennas that have not yet been constructed, so long as such approval is current and not expired.
PROVIDER: A corporation, company, association, joint stock company, firm, partnership, sole proprietorship, limited liability company, other entity or individual which provides telecommunications facilities.
SUP: Special use permit application, as regulated by chapter 8 of this title.
SECURITY BARRIER: A wall, fence, or berm that has the purpose of securing a telecommunication facility from unauthorized entry or trespass.
STEALTH TOWER: Manmade trees, clock towers, bell steeples, light poles and similar alternative design mounting structures that camouflage or conceal the presence of antennas or towers.
TELECOMMUNICATION FACILITY: A facility, site, or location that contains one or more antennas, telecommunication towers, stealth towers, satellite dish antennas, other similar communication devices, and support equipment which is used for transmitting, receiving, or relaying telecommunications signals.
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. The term encompasses telecommunications facilities including radio and television transmission towers, microwave towers, common carrier towers, cellular telephone towers or personal communications services towers, stealth towers, and the like. (Ord. O2012-8, 9-11-2012) !DEFEND!