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(a) Required Information for Applications. All applications for wireless telecommunication facilities, including towers, shall include the information required under this section.
(b) Plot Plan Required. When a proposed wireless telecommunication facility is to include a new tower or antenna support structure, a plot plan at a scale of not less than one inch equals 100 feet shall be submitted. This plot plan shall indicate all building and land uses on the legal lot of record and within 250 feet of the proposed tower or antenna support structure. Aerial photos or renderings may augment the plot plan.
(c) Photo Simulations Required. Up to four total photo simulations of the proposed wireless telecommunication facility from affected residential properties and public rights-of-way shall be provided at a minimum of a 250 foot distance from the wireless telecommunication facility and one from each of the four cardinal directions.
(d) Proof Why Nonresidential Tower Location Not Feasible. In applying for authorization to erect a tower or antenna support structure within any residential district, the applicant must present sufficient evidence as to why it is not technically feasible to locate such tower in a more appropriate nonresidential zone. This evidence shall be reviewed during the conditional use approval process. Proof of technical feasibility in a nonresidential zone is grounds for denial of a request in a residential district.
(e) Technical Necessity.
(1) The applicant shall provide written documentation of all wireless telecommunication facilities in the City of Fairborn, Bath Township, and facilities outside these jurisdictions that are within five miles of the proposed site, in which it has a legal interest, whether by ownership, leasehold or otherwise. From each such wireless telecommunication facility, it shall demonstrate with written documentation that these wireless telecommunication facilities are not already providing, or do not have the potential by adjusting the wireless telecommunication facilities, to provide adequate coverage and adequate capacity to the City of Fairborn and Bath Township.
(2) The applicant shall demonstrate with written documentation that it has examined all wireless telecommunication facilities in the City of Fairborn, Bath Township and facilities outside these jurisdictions that are within five miles of the proposed site, in which it has no legal interest, whether by ownership, leasehold or otherwise, to determine whether those existing wireless telecommunication facilities can be used to provide adequate coverage and adequate capacity to the City of Fairborn and Bath Township.
(3) The applicant shall demonstrate with written documentation that it has analyzed the feasibility of repeaters in conjunction with all wireless telecommunication facilities listed in (1) and (2) above to provide adequate coverage and adequate capacity in the City of Fairborn and Bath Township.
(4) The documentation shall include, for each wireless telecommunication facility or repeater examined, the exact location in latitude and longitude, ground elevation, height of tower or structure, type of antenna proposed, proposed output frequency, proposed number of channels, proposed power input and proposed maximum power output per channel. Radial plots from each of these wireless telecommunication facilities, as proposed, shall be provided as part of the application.
(f) Review by Radio Frequency Engineer. The evidence submitted by the applicant shall be reviewed by a radio frequency (RF) engineer. This RF engineer shall be chosen by the City of Fairborn, and all associated costs incurred in the review of the evidence shall be borne by the applicant. Evidence shall be of sufficient degree to allow the RF engineer to support or refute the evidence. With the exception of network site location maps, technical evidence shall be considered proprietary and shall not be available for review beyond City Staff and entities given express permission from the applicant.
(g) Land Owner Support and Access. Where the wireless telecommunication facility is located on a property with another principal use, the applicant shall present documentation that the owner of the property supports the application and vehicular access is provided to the facility.
(h) Required Site and Landscaping Plan. The applicant shall present a site and landscaping plan showing the following:
(1) Specific placement of the wireless telecommunication facility on the site. If the wireless telecommunication facility is within a leasehold on a portion of a legal lot of record, the area of the leasehold shall be identified. A copy of the proposed lease shall be submitted;
(2) The location of existing structures, trees, and other significant site features;
(3) Type and locations of plant materials used to screen the facilities;
(4) The proposed color of the facilities;
(5) The proposed equipment shelter and images depicting its facade; and
(6) Measurement of ambient or "existing" radio frequency (RF) radiation at the site, predictive measurements, or "existing plus proposed" RF radiation at the site, and cumulative measurements, or "existing plus proposed project plus cumulative" RF radiation at the site.
(i) Co-location and Removal Agreement. The applicant shall present signed statements indicating that:
(1) The applicant agrees to allow for the potential co-location of additional wireless telecommunication facilities by other providers on the applicant's structure or within the same site location; and
(2) The applicant agrees to remove the facility within 180 days after its use is discontinued.
(j) Denial by Jurisdiction. Any decision to deny a request to place, construct or modify a wireless telecommunication facility or tower shall be in writing and supported by evidence contained in a written record.
(Ord. 34-17. Effective 12-7-17.)