(A)   Residential Design Standards:
      1.   Purpose: Ensure visually acceptable facility design and to provide discretion on required and preferred design of small wireless facilities.
      2.   Applicability: These design standards shall apply to each facility located in a district zoned for residential uses:
         (a)   Applicants must use architectural treatments and stealth techniques to reduce potential visual impacts from all small wireless facilities.
         (b)   All new utility poles installed for the purpose of mounting a facility must be stealth or camouflaged to blend into the surrounding environment. Examples of stealth or camouflage designs are presented in figure 1 of this subsection (A)2.
         (c)   Small wireless facilities and all ancillary equipment associated with the facility must not emit sound.
         (d)   Cables must be routed directly from the ground through the pole and equipment enclosures must completely enclose or hide cabling. No exposed cable is allowed.
         (e)   No flashing lights or unnecessary, non-essential stickers are allowed to be placed on any facility. Stickers must be designed in the same color as the pole to which they are attached.
         (f)   In no case shall equipment block the sidewalk or pedestrian pathway. All installations must maintain accessibility requirements and standards.
         (g)   All newly installed equipment must be painted with graffiti- resistant paint to match pole color and surroundings.
         (h)   Colors and materials for small wireless facilities shall be chosen to minimize the visibility of the facility.
         (i)   Antennas attached to existing poles or Municipally-owned infrastructure shall be painted and textured to match the existing structure.
         (j)   Any ground-mounted facility shall be painted with non- reflective matte finish paint using color shades that are comparable or blend with surrounding natural elements such as soil, trees, or grasslands. Any ground-mounted facility shall be screened from the yard of the property in front of which it is located using year-round landscaping materials. The owner of the ground-mounted facility shall guarantee the landscaping materials for a period of one year from planting.
         (k)   All disturbed pavement and landscaping shall be replaced and areas of bare or disturbed soils must be re-vegetated. If replacement landscape is determined to be infeasible the Village may accept mitigation funds to use elsewhere. The owner of the ground-mounted facility shall guarantee the restoration work or reseeding for a period of one year.
         (l)   No facility may display any signage or advertisements unless expressly allowed by the Village in a written approval, recommended under FCC regulations or required by law or permit condition. Every facility shall at all times display signage that accurately identifies the facility owner and provides the facility owner's unique site number, and also provides a local or toll-free telephone number to contact the facility owner's operations center. All required or permitted signage must face toward the street or otherwise placed to minimize visibility from adjacent sidewalks and structures.
   (B)   Design Standards In Special Aesthetic/Economic Purpose Zones:
      1.   Purpose: To protect and promote the Village's unique character in a manner consistent with State and Federal laws and regulations.
      2.   Applicability: These design standards shall apply to: a) each area, district, neighborhood or zone expressly designated in the Village's Comprehensive Plan as having special aesthetic or economic impacts on the welfare of the community; and b) each redevelopment area designed under the Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act or the Business District Development and Redevelopment Act:
         (a)   Siting of small wireless facilities in special aesthetic/economic purpose zones must respect the existing character or design ordinance of established zone.
         (b)   Applicants must include proposed stealth and concealment measures in their applications.
         (c)   Effective camouflage so as to disguise the facility so that it appears to be something other than a facility and is at the same time compatible with its surroundings (for example, designed to look like a tree).
         (d)   Small wireless facilities must be designed so that the facilities' silhouette, mass and color are masked in such a way as to be virtually indistinguishable from their background.
         (e)   Examples of stealth or camouflage designs are presented in subsection (A)2, figure 1, of this section.
   (C)   Design Standards In Historic Districts:
      1.   Purpose: To promote the educational, cultural, economic and general welfare of the Village by identifying, preserving, protecting, enhancing and encouraging the continued utilization and the rehabilitation of such areas, properties, structures, sites and objects having a special historical interest or value to the Village and its citizens.
      2.   Applicability: These design standards apply in any historic district or on any historic landmark:
         (a)   Districts, sites, buildings, structures or objects, significant in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering or culture, that are listed, or are eligible for listing, in the National Register of Historic Places are to be avoided, to the greatest extent possible. Local landmarked buildings, properties, sites, or historic districts that are so recognized by an ordinance that meets the requirements of the certified Local Government Program of the Illinois State Historic Preservation Office are also to be avoided, to the greatest extent possible.
         (b)   Applicants must include proposed stealth and concealment measures in their applications.
         (c)   Applicant must implement said Village-approved design concepts, and the use of camouflage or stealth materials as necessary in order to achieve compliance with historic preservation review.
         (d)   Prior to submitting an application, where the applicant submits an application to site facilities in a historic district, the applicant must meet with the Village to discuss any potential design modifications appropriate for the installation.
         (e)   When siting a facility in a historic district, wireless provider must avoid removing, obscuring or altering any historic material or significant architectural features. Rehabilitation and make-ready work must not destroy the distinguishing character of the property or its environment.
         (f)   Deteriorated architectural features should be repaired rather than replaced, wherever possible by means such as rust removal, calking, limited paint removal and reapplication of paint.
   (D)   General Design Standards:
      1.   Applicability: These design standards apply to all small wireless facilities:
         (a)   All small wireless facilities not governed by the preceding design standards must be placed so as to minimize visibility. The small wireless facility, including all ancillary equipment and appurtenances, must be a color that blends with the surroundings of the utility pole or Municipally-owned infrastructure on which it is mounted and use non-reflective materials which blend with the materials and colors of the surrounding area and structures. Any wiring must be concealed within the freestanding facility or covered with an appropriate cover.
         (b)   The Village may discourage the installation of facilities in particular locations in order to preserve visual quality.
         (c)   A facility may be constructed only if its construction does not require extensive removal or alteration of trees or terrain features visible to the right-of-way user or to adjacent residents and property owners.
         (d)   A facility may not be installed in a manner which defeats any existing concealment elements of the utility pole or Municipally- owned infrastructure to which it is attached.
         (e)   Facilities under common ownership or operated on the same radio frequency shall be separated as far as practicable. (Ord. 2018-4776, 7-23-2018)