1347.01  PURPOSE AND EFFECT.
   This chapter governing wireless telecommunication facilities is established to provide for the construction, erection, maintenance and removal of such facilities only when such facilities are either specifically permitted on the property upon which they are to be located or by permission of the Council through the granting of a variance from the requirements of these Codified Ordinances. The purpose of this chapter is to balance the competing interests created by the Federal Telecommunications Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-104) and the interests of the Village in regulating wireless telecommunication towers and related facilities for the following reasons:
   (a)    To provide for orderly development within the Village;
   (b)    To protect property values;
   (c)    To maintain the aesthetic appearance of the Village, including its residential character and unobstructed open spaces;
   (d)    To provide for and protect the health, safety and general welfare of the residents of the Village;
   (e)    To protect the residential properties which are characteristic of the Village from the adverse effects of towers and related facilities;
   (f)    To promote collocation of wireless telecommunications facilities in order to minimize the number of towers and related facilities in the Village.
      (Ord. 1997-67. Passed 12-10-97.)