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As used in this chapter, the terms listed below shall be interpreted according to the following definitions. Other terms shall be interpreted according to the definitions provided elsewhere in these Codified Ordinances or according to their ordinary English usage.
(a) Collocation: The use of a wireless telecommunications facility by more than one wireless telecommunications provider.
(b) Lattice tower: A support structure, constructed of vertical metal struts and cross braces forming a triangular or square structure, which often tapers from the foundation to the top.
(c) Monopole: A support structure constructed of a single, self-supporting hollow metal tube securely anchored to a foundation.
(d) Open space: Land devoted to conservation or recreational purposes and/or land designated by a municipality to remain undeveloped (may be specified on a zoning map).
(e) Telecommunications: The technology which enables information to be exchanged through the transmission of voice, video or data signals by means of electrical or electromagnetic systems.
(f) Wireless telecommunications antenna: The physical device through which electromagnetic, wireless telecommunications signals authorized by the Federal Communications Commission are transmitted or received. Antennas used by amateur radio operators are excluded from this definition.
(g) Wireless telecommunications equipment shelter: The structure in which the electronic receiving and relay equipment for a wireless telecommunications facility is housed.
(h) Wireless telecommunications facility: A facility consisting of the equipment and structures involved in receiving telecommunications or radio signals from a mobile radio communications source and transmitting those signals to a central switching computer which connects the mobile unit with land-based telephone lines.
(i) Wireless telecommunications tower: A structure intended to support equipment used to transmit and/or receive telecommunications signals, including monopoles and guyed and lattice construction steel structures.
(j) Use area: The area needed to accommodate the tower (and guy wires, if used), the equipment shelter, security fencing and buffer planting.
(Ord. 97-57. Passed 4-15-97.)