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All wireless communications facilities shall be sited to avoid or mitigate land use conflicts by meeting the following standards.
(A) Location preference for wireless communications facilities should be given to publicly owned structures, co-location and shared-location sites in or near commercially zoned areas.
(B) Agricultural and open space areas may be preferred sites when the site design of the proposed facility can avoid or mitigate adverse effects related to land use compatibility, visual resources, public safety, and other environmental factors addressed by CEQA. Facilities sited in these areas shall be identified by a business sign consistent with Town Code Chapter 17.064.
(C) Applications for new wireless communications facilities shall avoid sites located within or near residential areas, child day care centers, schools or listed species sites unless the applications include information sufficient to demonstrate:
(1) The location and type of preferred sites which exist within the proposed or technically feasible coverage area is mapped;
(2) The preferred location site was not available as shown by the good faith efforts and measures taken by the carrier to secure the preferred location sites;
(3) Specific reasons why such efforts and measures were unsuccessful;
(4) Specific reasons why the location of the proposed facility site is essential to meet the service demands of the carrier; and
(5) Through reports required pursuant to § 19.08.070 demonstrating compliance with current federal health standards.
(D) Wireless communications facilities shall be attached or sited adjacent to existing structures unless the carrier demonstrates to the satisfaction of the town that no other technically feasible site exists or that construction of a freestanding facility on or at a distant location from an existing structure will mitigate adverse effects related to land use compatibility, visual resources, public safety and other environmental factors addressed by CEQA. Appropriate types of existing structures may include, but not be limited to: buildings, water tanks and some telephone/utility poles.
(E) Monopoles for wireless communications facilities should not be located in residential or open space areas unless technical evidence demonstrates to the satisfaction of the town that no other alternative facility site or type of antenna support structure is feasible and/or if the use of a monopole for the proposed facility by itself or in combination with other existing, approved and proposed facilities will avoid or mitigate adverse effects related to land use compatibility, visual resources and public safety.
(Prior Code, § 19.03.050) (Ord. 677, passed - -1999)