(a)   The City Manager shall promulgate detailed Design Guidelines with objective, technically feasible criteria applied in a non-discriminatory manner that reasonably match the aesthetics and character of the immediate area regarding all of the following, which the City shall consider in reviewing an application:
(1)   The location of any ground-mounted small cell facilities;
(2)   The location of a small cell facility on a wireless support structure;
(3)   The appearance and concealment of small cell facilities, including those relating to materials used for arranging, screening, and landscaping;
(4)   The design and appearance of a wireless support structure.
   (b)   The Design Guidelines shall provide examples of small cell facilities preferences including visual depictions.
   (c)   The provisions in this section shall not limit or prohibit the City Manager's discretion to promulgate and make publicly available other information, materials or requirements in addition to, and separate from, Design Guidelines so long as the information, materials, or requirements do not conflict with state or federal law.
   (d)   The City Manager shall have authority to update or supplement the Design Guidelines to address relevant changes in law, technology, or administrative processes. In the event of any conflict between the Design Guidelines and the standards articulated in this Chapter of the City of Mentor Code of Ordinances, the language of this Chapter shall take precedence over the language of the Design Guidelines.
(Ord. 18-O-062. Passed 7-3-18.)