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(a) The purpose of these design guidelines is to:
(1) Protect the health, safety, and general welfare of the citizens and property owners of the City;
(2) Preserve the character of the City, including the City's neighborhoods, downtown, other business districts and historic districts and to preserve property values in the City;
(3) Give guidance to wireless telecommunications providers to assist such companies in the timely, efficient, safe, and aesthetically pleasing installation of facilities; and
(4) To exercise the City's home rule authority and, to the extent legally permitted, not to conflict with or preempt applicable State and Federal laws.
(b) For the purpose of this chapter, and the interpretation and enforcement hereof, the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings, unless the context of the sentence in which they are used shall indicate otherwise:
(1) "Accessory equipment" means equipment used in conjunction with a small cell facility and generally at the same location as, or in proximity to, the small cell facility including, but not limited to, electric meters, concealment elements, telecommunications demarcation boxes, grounding equipment, power transfer switches, cut-off switches, and vertical cable runs.
(2) "Applicant" means any person or entity who submits an application pursuant to this chapter.
(3) "Application" means the form issued by the City Manager that is to be submitted by an applicant to obtain a small cell use permit from the city to collocate a small cell facility and/or to construct, maintain, modify, operate, or replace a wireless support structure.
(4) "City" means City of Hudson.
(5) "City Manager" means the duly appointed City Manager of the City or the City Manager's designee.
(6) "Collocation" or "collocate" means to install, mount, maintain, modify, operate, or replace wireless facilities on a wireless support structure.
(7) "Design guidelines" means the standards established in this Chapter 1022.
(8) "Facilities" means small cell facilities, accessory equipment, and wireless support structures.
(9) "Facilities operator" means the person or entity responsible for the installation, operation, maintenance, replacement, and modification of facilities. "Facilities operator" includes:
B. Applicants who applied for consent to collocate a small cell facility or to construct, maintain, modify, operate, or replace a new wireless support structure pursuant to Ohio R.C. 4939.031(E) and who have obtained a small cell use permit; and
C. Applicants who applied for consent to collocate a small cell facility or to construct, maintain, modify, operate, or replace a new wireless support structure pursuant to Ohio R.C. 4939.033 and who have obtained a small cell use permit.
(10) "Historic district" means a building, property, or site, or group of buildings, properties, or sites that are either of the following:
A. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places or formally determined eligible for listing by the keeper of the National Register, the individual who has been delegated the authority by the Federal agency to list properties and determine their eligibility for the National Register, in accordance with section VI.D.1.a.i-v of the nationwide programmatic agreement codified at 47 C.F.R. part 1, Appendix C;
B. A registered historic district as defined in Ohio R.C. 149.311.
(11) "Operator" means a wireless service provider, cable operator, or video service provider that operates a small cell facility and provides wireless service, including a wireless service provider, cable operator, or a video service provider that provides information services as defined in the Federal "Telecommunications Act of 1996," 110 Stat. 59, 47 U.S.C. 153(20), and services that are fixed in nature or use unlicensed spectrum.
(12) "Public way" or "right-of-way" means the surface of, and the space within, through, on, across, above or below, any public street, public road, public highway, public freeway, public lane, public path, public alley, public court, public sidewalk, public boulevard, public parkway, public drive, public easement, and any other land dedicated or otherwise designated for a comparable public use, which is owned or controlled by the City or other public entity or political subdivision.
(13) "Small cell equipment" means a small cell facility and all accessory equipment.
(14) "Small cell facility" means a wireless facility:
A. That meets both of the following requirements:
1. Each antenna is located inside an enclosure of not more than six cubic feet in volume or, in the case of an antenna with exposed elements, the antenna and all of its exposed elements can fit within an enclosure of not more than six cubic feet in volume; and
2. All other wireless equipment associated with the facility is cumulatively not more than twenty-eight cubic feet in volume. The calculation of equipment volume shall not include electric meters, concealment elements, telecommunications demarcation boxes, grounding equipment, power transfer switches, cut-off switches, and vertical cable runs for the connection of power and other services.
B. Including a "small wireless facility" which is a type of small cell facility:
1. In which each antenna is located within an enclosure of not more than three cubic feet in volume or, in the case of an antenna with exposed elements, the antenna and all of its exposed elements can fit within an enclosure of not more than three cubic feet in volume;
2. Where such antenna is associated with a structure: a) fifty feet or less in height, including the antenna, or b) that is not more than ten percent (10%) taller than adjacent structures, or c) is not extended by more than ten percent (10%) or to a height exceeding fifty feet, whichever is greater; and
3. That also otherwise satisfies the definition of "small wireless facilities" found in the Federal Communications Commission's Small Cell Order adopted September 26, 2018, FCC 18-133.
(15) "Small cell use permit" means the permit granted by the City authorizing an applicant to collocate a small cell facility or to construct, maintain, modify, operate, or replace a wireless support structure in the right-of-way.
(16) "Underground area" means an area in the right-of-way where existing electric utilities, cable facilities, telecommunications facilities and other facilities, other than structures and facilities owned by the City or a transit authority, are located underground.
(17) "Wireless support structure" means a pole, such as a monopole, either guyed or self-supporting, street light pole, traffic signal pole, a fifteen-foot or taller sign pole, or utility pole capable of supporting small cell facilities. As used in this chapter, "wireless support structure" excludes the following, except in connection with a small wireless facility, in which case the following are not excluded:
A. A utility pole or other facility owned or operated by a Municipal electric utility, provided that the installation of a small wireless facility on the pole or facility does not materially interfere with the provision of the utility service; and
B. A utility pole or other facility used to supply traction power to public transit systems, including railways, trams, streetcars, and trolleybuses.
(Ord. 18-82. Passed 7-24-18; Ord. 19-26. Passed 2-19-19.)