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A. Purpose: The purpose of this ordinance is to maintain an aesthetically pleasing environment throughout the village, and thereby maintaining property values and allowing the use and enjoyment of property. In addition, it is the intent of this ordinance to assure the safety of invitees and employees on business, resort, and manufacturing property.
B. General Requirements:
1. Accessory Structures: All satellite earth stations shall be classified as an accessory structure and shall comply with all accessory structure requirements.
2. Size: The smallest practical size and diameter shall be used for any satellite earth station installation.
3. Location: No satellite earth station shall be installed in front of or along the side of any principal building, but shall be installed in the rear of said principal building, unless due to the uniqueness of the property, such location does not fulfill the aforementioned purposes. In such cases, location may be determined by the staff review committee.
4. Installation: The installation of all satellite earth stations shall be in compliance with all village codes and ordinances and shall be of noncombustible, corrosive resistive, durable materials.
The installation shall comply with the manufacturer requirements and the unit shall be properly grounded as protection against lightning strikes or accidental electrical energizing of the unit. All fixed elevation/azimuth satellite earth stations shall be designed and installed to withstand a minimum wind velocity of one hundred twenty five (125) miles per hour, and adjustable, turntable mounted units shall withstand a minimum wind velocity of one hundred (100) miles per hour.
5. Permits: A building permit shall be obtained from the building department of the village before installing, constructing, erecting or placing a satellite earth station on any zoning lot, building or premises within the village after the approval of the staff review committee board. The building permit application shall include, but not be limited to, two (2) copies each of a site plan showing the proposed location of the satellite earth station on the property, a detailed plan showing the proposed screening of the satellite earth station, and a copy of the manufacturer installation instructions/requirements. A spot in survey of the buildings on the property may be required. (Ord. 89-54, 6-26-1989)
C. Additional Requirements In E-1 To R-4 Zoning Districts:
1. Accessory Structure: Satellite earth stations shall be permitted in E-1 through R-4 districts, as a permitted accessory structure and shall comply with accessory structure setbacks and all the requirements herein. (Ord. 97-22, 6-16-1997)
2. Height: Satellite earth stations, including foundations, base and mountings, shall not exceed fifteen feet (15') in height over the existing grade to the uppermost top of the antenna and/or supporting structure. In any case, the satellite earth station shall be mounted as close to the grade as possible.
3. Location: Satellite earth stations shall be located so as to reduce the visual impact on the surrounding properties at street level and from public streets. All such antenna and mountings shall be screened by any combination of fences, trees, bushes, hedges, earth berms or landscaping to minimize the visual impact on the surrounding neighborhood and properties. The antenna and mountings shall be of a neutral color to blend in with the landscape screening.
4. Roof Or Pole Mountings: Roof or pole mounted satellite earth stations are prohibited.
5. Number On Zoning Lot: There shall not be more than one satellite earth station on any residential zoned property, lot or premises.
D. Additional Requirements In D, B2, B3, B4, B5, M1 And M2 Zoning Districts:
1. Staff Review Committee Approval: All satellite earth station locations, screening and/or landscaping shall be approved by the staff review committee before building permits shall be issued.
2. Roof Installations: Roof installations shall be considered on flat roofs; provided, that the satellite earth station is completely screened from all sides and the total height over the highest part of the roof does not exceed the maximum height of the individual zoning district by more than ten feet (10') to the uppermost top of the antenna or supporting structure or required screen.
The existing roof assembly shall be structurally recalculated by an architect or structural engineer, registered in the state of Illinois, and the installation drawings shall show all existing and anticipated live and dead loads, as well as any structural reconstruction of the roof assembly to safely mount the satellite earth station on the roof.
3. Ground Mounted Stations: Ground mounted satellite earth stations, including foundation, base and mountings, shall not exceed fifteen feet (15') in height over the existing grade to the uppermost top of the antenna and/or supporting structure. In any case, the satellite earth station shall be mounted on as close to the existing grade as possible.
4. Number On A Zoning Lot: More than one satellite earth station may be permitted on a building, zoning lot or premises in nonresidential zoning districts if approved by the site plan review board. (Ord. 89-54, 6-26-1989)