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(a) “Act” means the Communications Act of 1934 as amended by the Telecommunications Act of 1996.
(b) “Antenna support structure” means any building or structure other than a Tower which can be used for location of Telecommunications Facilities.
(c) “Applicant” means any person that applies for a Tower development permit.
(d) “Collocation” means the use of a wireless telecommunications facility by more than one wireless telecommunications provider.
(e) “Commission” means the Planning and Zoning Commission of the Village of Kirtland Hills, Ohio.
(f) “Engineer” means any engineer licensed by the State of Ohio.
(g) “Monopole” means a support structure constructed of a single, self-supporting hollow metal tube securely anchored to a foundation.
(h) “Open space” means land devoted to conservation or recreational purposes and/or land designated by a Municipality to remain undeveloped (may be specified on a zoning map).
(i) “Owner” means any person with fee title or a long-term (exceeding ten years) leasehold to any parcel of land within the Village who desires to develop, or construct, build, modify, or erect a Tower upon such parcel of land.
(j) “Person” means any natural person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company, or other legal entity, private or public, whether for profit or not for profit.
(k) “Stealth” means any tower or telecommunications facility which is designed to enhance compatibility with adjacent land uses, including, but not limited to, architecturally screened roof-mounted antennas, antennas integrated into architectural elements, and Towers designed to look other than like a Tower such as light poles, power poles, and trees. The term Stealth does not necessarily exclude the use of uncamouflaged lattice, guyed, or monopole Tower designs.
(l) “Telecommunication” means the technology which enables information to be exchanged through the transmission of voice, video, or data signals by means of electrical or electromagnetic systems.
(m) “Telecommunication facilities” means any cables, wires, lines, wave guides, antennas, and any other equipment or facilities associated with the transmission or reception or communications which a Person seeks to locate or has installed upon or near a Tower or Antenna Support Structure. However, Telecommunications Facilities shall not include:
(1) Any satellite earth station antenna two (2) meters in diameter or less which is located in an area zoned industrial or commercial; or
(2) Any satellite earth station antenna one (1) meter or less in diameter, regardless of zoning category.
(n) “Tower” means a self-supporting lattice, guyed, or monopole structure constructed from grade which support Telecommunications Facilities. The term Tower shall not include amateur radio operators' equipment, as licensed by the FCC.
(o) “Wireless telecommunications antenna” means the physical device through which electromagnetic, wireless telecommunications signals authorized by the Federal Communications Commission are transmitted or received. Antennas used by amateur radio operators are excluded from this definition.
(p) “Wireless telecommunications equipment shelter” means the structure in which the electronic receiving and relay equipment for a wireless telecommunications facility is housed.
(Ord. 3-98-03. Passed 3-17-98.)