§ 2503  DEVELOPMENT PLAN REQUIREMENTS.
   In addition to the information required by §§ 303 and 305, an application for a special use permit to construct or substantially modify a wireless telecommunications facility shall provide the following information.
   (A)   All facilities.
      (1)   Documentation by a qualified licensed engineer or other person qualified by education or experience to show why the proposed facility cannot, for technological, legal or economical reasons, be located on an existing or approved facility. The documentation should discuss the following factors:
         (a)   The proposed facility would cause unacceptable interference with the operation of an existing or planned facility or with other types of electronic facilities or equipment, or would be subject to unacceptable interference from other facilities or equipment, and that such interference cannot be prevented or eliminated at a reasonable cost.
         (b)   The proposed facility cannot be accommodated on an existing or approved tower due to structural deficiencies, and that such deficiencies cannot be eliminated at a reasonable cost.
         (c)   The proposed facility cannot be accommodated on an existing or approved tower or other structure because no other reasonably available tower or structure can accommodate the facility's antenna at the height necessary for the communication services to be offered.
         (d)   Other reasons that make it infeasible to locate the proposed wireless telecommunications facility on an existing or approved tower or other existing structure.
      (2)   A service area map depicting the territorial extent of the applicant's planned coverage, including any areas within the City of Newport and the Town of Portsmouth if the facility will be capable of providing wireless telecommunication services to customers in those municipalities. Such map shall contain or be accompanied by a graph or chart showing, with respect to the type of service for which the wireless telecommunications facility is designed:
         (a)   The percentage of the Town of Middletown covered by the proposed facility;
         (b)   The extent of any coverage in communities other than Middletown, shown on a radius map of coverage; and
         (c)   An estimate of the number of other similar facilities that will be needed to fully cover the Town of Middletown if the proposed facility is constructed.
      (3)   A description of all proposed equipment building or boxes, including proposed shielding and details of materials.
      (4)   A report from a licensed engineer affirming that the proposed wireless telecommunications facility will comply with applicable emission standards of the Federal Communications Commission, and that the installation of the facility will not interfere with public safety communications.
      (5)   Documentation by a licensed professional engineer of what steps the applicant has taken, or will take, to avoid interference with public safety telecommunication facilities.
      (6)   Inventory and master plan report. Each application for a wireless telecommunications facility shall include an inventory report of the applicant's existing or approved towers and antennas in Middletown and within one mile of the border of Newport or Portsmouth. This report shall become part of the public record and may be use by Town Board and official in connection with future applications from other applicants. The inventory report shall specify:
         (a)   The type, design, and location of each tower and antenna, including the longitude and latitude of each tower;
         (b)   The ability of each tower to accommodate additional antennas;
         (c)   Where applicable, the height of the support structures on which the applicant's existing antennas are located; and
         (d)   The applicant's master plan for establishing additional towers on Aquidneck Island during the next five years.
   (B)   Communication towers. In addition to the development plan requirements for all wireless telecommunications facilities set out in division (A), an application to construct or substantially modify a communications tower shall include:
      (1)   Proof of ownership of the site or of a contractual right to its long-term use, and evidence that necessary easements have been or will be acquired.
      (2)   A report from a licensed professional engineer showing the design of the tower, including a cross-section view and elevations and the description of the tower's capacity, including the number and type of antennas it can accommodate as well as the proposed location of all mounting positions for co-located antennas and the minimum separation distances between antennas.
      (3)   A scaled site plan, prepared by a licensed engineer, clearly indicating:
         (a)   The location, type and height of the proposed tower;
         (b)   The fall zone and setbacks;
         (c)   Other structures and uses or activities on the site and on all properties within 200 feet of the site perimeter;
         (d)   Adjacent roadways;
         (e)   Proposed means of access;
         (f)   Elevation drawings of the proposed tower and all other structures;
         (g)   Topography;
         (h)   Proposed parking area;
         (i)   The zoning classification of the site and of adjacent property on all sides of the site; and
         (j)   Other information deemed necessary by the Planning Department to assess compliance with this subchapter.
      (4)   Certification by a licensed structural engineer that the design of a new communications tower or substantial modification of an existing tower will comply with the latest version of the American Institute of Steel Construction Code Standards (TIA/EIA-22-F) and American Concrete Institute (ACI 318) Standards.
      (5)   A report, which may be in the form of a letter, from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) indicating that it has no objection to the proposed tower or that the design of the proposed tower does not violate applicable FAA requirements.
      (6)   A landscape plan showing specific landscape materials details of proposed fencing, including color.
      (7)   A bond as surety for the cost of removing an abandoned communications tower, as provided in § 2505(G). The bond shall be in an amount fixed by the Town Engineer after consultation with the applicant and others knowledgeable about demolition of such structures.
   (C)   Building-mounted facilities. In addition to the development plan requirements for all wireless telecommunications facilities set out in division (A), the following information shall be provided on or with the development plan for building-mounted facilities that do not qualify as disguised facilities under this subchapter.
      (1)   A plan, drawn to scale, showing where and how the proposed antenna will be affixed to a particular building or structure;
      (2)   Details of all proposed antenna and mounting equipment, including size and color.
(Ord. passed 10-30-06)