Every electrical substation, gas regulator station, telephone exchange facility, sewage treatment plant, water storage facility or similar facility shall be deemed a special use, and shall conform to the following regulations.
   (A)   Every lot on which any such facility is situated shall meet the minimum area and dimension requirements of the district in which it is located. Every part of any such facility shall be located at least 25 feet from all lot lines, or shall meet the district setback requirements, whichever is greater.
   (B)   In any residential district, the structure housing any such facility shall be designed and constructed to be compatible with the residential character of the area.
   (C)   Every such facility shall be screened by close-planted shrubbery at least ten feet in height and of sufficient density to block the view from adjacent property. Furthermore, if the Administrator determines that the facility poses a safety hazard (for example, if there are exposed transformers), he or she shall require that a secure fence at least eight feet in height be installed behind the planting screen.
(1999 Code, § 40-5-10)  (Ord. 5/9/2000-1, passed 5-9-2000)