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(A) Permit issuance. If the applicant has satisfied the requirements of this chapter, the city shall issue a permit.
(B) Conditions. The city may impose reasonable conditions upon the issuance of the permit and the performance of the applicant thereunder to protect the health, safety, and welfare or when necessary to protect the right-of-way and its current use. In addition, a permittee shall comply with all requirements of local, state, and federal laws, including but not limited to M.S. §§ 216D.01- 216D.09 (Gopher One Call Excavation Notice System) and Minn. Rules Ch. 7560.
(C) Small wireless facility conditions. In addition to division (B), the erection or installation of a wireless support structure, the collocation of a small wireless facility, or other installation of a small wireless facility in the right-of-way, shall be subject to the following conditions:
(1) A small wireless facility shall only be collocated on the particular wireless support structure, under those attachment specifications, and at the height indicated in the applicable permit application.
(2) No new wireless support structure installed within the right-of-way shall exceed 50 feet in height without the city’s written authorization, provided that the city may impose a lower height limit in the applicable permit to protect the public health, safety and welfare or to protect the right-of-way and its current use, and further provided that a registrant may replace an existing wireless support structure exceeding 50 feet in height with a structure of the same height subject to such conditions or requirements as may be imposed in the applicable permit.
(3) No wireless facility may extend more than ten feet above its wireless support structure.
(4) Where an applicant proposes to install a new wireless support structure in the right-of-way, the city may impose separation requirements between such structure and any existing wireless support structure or other facilities in and around the right-of-way.
(5) Where an applicant proposes collocation on a decorative wireless support structure, sign or other structure not intended to support small wireless facilities, such equipment shall be consistent with the city’s aesthetic standards regarding wireless equipment as adopted by the City Engineer. Such standards shall ensure that wireless equipment is installed with a stealth design and that equipment does not detract from the character of the area in which it is installed. In addition, the City Engineer shall adopt standards that ensure city assets can continue to effectively perform their intended function. Standards shall be made available with the application required for a small cell permit.
(6) Where an applicant proposes to replace a wireless support structure, the city may impose reasonable restocking, replacement, or relocation requirements on the replacement of such structure.
(7) A permit will be deemed void if the approved equipment is not installed within one year of issuance of the permit.
(D) Small wireless facility agreement. A small wireless facility shall only be collocated on a small wireless support structure owned or controlled by the city, or any other city asset in the right-of-way, after the applicant has executed a standard small wireless facility collocation agreement with the city.
(1) The standard collocation agreement may require payment of the following:
(a) Up to $150 per year for rent to collocate on the city structure;
(b) $25 per year for maintenance associated with the collocation; and/or
(c) A monthly fee for electrical service as follows:
1. $73 per radio node less than or equal to 100 maximum watts;
2. $182 per radio node over 100 maximum watts; or
3. The actual costs of electricity, if the actual cost exceed the foregoing.
(2) The standard collocation agreement shall be in addition to, and not in lieu of, the required small wireless facility permit, provided, however, that the applicant shall not be additionally required to obtain a license or franchise in order to collocate. Issuance of a small wireless facility permit does not supersede, alter or affect any then-existing agreement between the city and applicant.
(Ord. 2021-01, passed 3-8-2021)