§ 1478.01  PURPOSE; INTENT.
   The purpose of this chapter is to regulate the placement, construction and modification of towers and wireless telecommunications facilities in order to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public, while at the same time not unreasonably interfering with the development of the competitive wireless telecommunications marketplace in the village. Specifically, the purposes of this chapter are to:
   (a)   Direct the location of towers and wireless telecommunications facilities in the village;
   (b)   Protect residential areas and land uses from potential adverse impacts of towers and wireless telecommunications facilities;
   (c)   Minimize adverse visual impacts of towers and wireless telecommunications facilities through careful design, siting, landscaping and innovative camouflaging techniques;
   (d)   Promote and encourage shared use/colocation of towers and antenna support structures as a primary option rather than construction of additional single-use towers;
   (e)   Avoid potential damage to adjacent properties caused by towers and wireless telecommunications facilities by ensuring that such structures are soundly and carefully designed, constructed, modified, maintained and removed;
   (f)   To the greatest extent feasible, ensure that towers and wireless telecommunications facilities are compatible with surrounding land uses; and
   (g)   To the greatest extent feasible, ensure that proposed towers and wireless telecommunications facilities are designed in harmony with natural settings and in a manner consistent with current development patterns.
(Ord. 5-97, passed 7-14-1997)