§ 152.246  DEFINITIONS.
   For the purpose of §§ 152.245et seq., the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   ALTERNATIVE TOWER STRUCTURE.  Manmade trees, clock towers, bell steeples, light poles, and similar alternative-design mounting structures that camouflage or conceal the presence of antennas or towers.
   ANTENNA.  Any exterior transmitting or receiving device 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.
   BACKHAUL NETWORK.  The lines that connect a provider's towers/cell sites to 1 or more cellular telephone switching offices, and/or long distance providers, or the public switched telephone network.
   FAA.  The Federal Aviation Administration.
   FCC.  The Federal Communications Commission.
   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.
   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 of §§ 152.245et seq., including permitted towers or antennas that have not yet been constructed so long as the approval is current and not expired.
      (1)   Any structure that is designed and constructed primarily for the  purpose of supporting 1 or more antennas for telephone, radio, and similar communication purposes, including self-supporting lattice towers, guyed towers, or monopole towers.
      (2)   The term includes radio and television transmission towers, microwave towers, common-carrier towers, cellular telephone towers, alternative tower structures, and the like.
      (3)   The term includes the structure and any support thereto.
(Ord. 98-3, passed 10-10-1998)