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(A) Tower-specific standards.
(1) All towers shall be either monopole or self-supporting lattice towers. No guyed towers or other towers requiring guy wires shall be permitted.
(2) The maximum permitted tower height excluding antenna shall be 199 feet above surface grade.
(3) All towers shall comply with the national tower code, ANS/EIA/TIA-222-F and ANS/EIA/TIA-222-F (Annex H), as amended, to ensure compliance with nationally accepted structural and ice load standards.
(4) All towers shall be designed to collapse onto themselves in the event of a structural failure.
(5) All towers shall maintain a galvanized steel finish or shall be painted a neutral color, subject to any requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
(6) A tower shall be located at least 50 feet greater than the tower height from any public road.
(7) A new tower shall not be greater than 199 feet in height.
(8) Any tower that is 150 feet or taller shall be capable of co-location of at least four additional users. Any tower that is less than 150 feet shall be capable of co-location of at least two additional users.
(B) Accessory equipment-specific standards.
(1) Accessory equipment buildings - existing or new towers. When an antenna is located on an existing or new tower, related accessory equipment shall be:
(a) The maximum permitted height for accessory equipment structures shall be 15 feet.
(b) Individual accessory buildings shall not exceed 340 square feet in area.
(c) The architectural style and exterior building materials of an accessory equipment structure shall be consistent with surrounding development.
(d) Accessory equipment structures shall be located within a reasonable distance of the tower or other structure or building on which the antenna is mounted.
(e) An accessory equipment structure which accompanies a tower or an antenna shall meet the setback requirements for structures in the zoning district in which it is located. Any building over 144 square feet requires a building permit.
(2) Accessory equipment - buildings or structures. Where an antenna is located on an existing building or structure, related accessory equipment shall be:
(a) Mounted on the roof of the building or structure in an enclosure, provided the exterior materials of the enclosure are consistent with that of other equipment mounted on the roof or consistent with the exterior materials of the building or structure itself;
(b) Located within the building itself; or
(c) Located in accessory equipment structures in accordance with all applicable standards.
(a) In all zoning districts, all facility compounds shall be enclosed with an eight-foot security fencing which shall include a vehicular gate.
(b) Fences may be constructed of chain-link, wrought iron, or other similar industry standard metal, plastic, or conventional wood privacy fence.
(a) The facility compound shall be surfaced with stone, lawn, or a combination thereof. All stone areas shall be maintained free of weeds and any lawn areas shall be regularly maintained.
(b) Existing vegetation (trees and shrubs) shall be preserved around the perimeter of the facility compound to the maximum extent possible to preserve a natural visual buffer.
(5) Access drives.
(a) Facility compounds shall be serviced by an access drive a maximum of 12 feet in width.
(b) On a site with an existing use, access shall be achieved through use of existing drives to the greatest extent possible.
(c) Within the facility compound, parking areas and drives shall be surfaced with stone, asphalt, or concrete.
(d) Stone or slag drives shall be maintained weed-free.
(6) Signage. No advertising shall be permitted anywhere on a wireless communications facility, except for a six square foot identification sign mounted on the security gate. One “No Trespassing” sign shall be mounted along or on each side of the fence enclosure with a telephone number of the person to contact in case of emergency. Such additional signage as may be required by law shall be permissible.
(7) Lighting. No wireless communication tower under 200 feet in height shall be artificially lighted except to assure safety or as required by the FAA. The minimum security lighting necessary to secure the tower compound shall be permitted. With the exception of motion detection lighting utilizing a light bulb of 100 watts or less, all security lighting must be directed downward onto the tower compound itself.
(`88 Code, § 8-22) (Ord. 98-20, passed 11-10-98; Am. Ord. 2000-14, passed 6-13-00; Am. Ord. 2007-25, passed 12-4-07)