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(a) A facilities operator shall be required to replace an existing wireless support structure in the following circumstances:
(1) The wireless support structure upon which the applicant has proposed to collocate small cell equipment is deemed incapable of bearing the added weight of the small cell equipment; or
(2) An existing wireless support structure is located within 100 feet or less of the proposed site of a new wireless support structure but the existing wireless support structure is incapable of bearing the additional weight of the small cell equipment.
(b) Designs for replacement of wireless support structures shall be as architecturally similar as possible to the existing wireless support structure to be replaced unless otherwise approved by the City.
(1) All luminaire mast arms shall be the same length, arch, and style as the original luminaire arm, unless otherwise specified by the City.
(2) The City may require the facilities operator to install a new metal wireless support structure rather than a new wood support structure.
(c) The overall height of a replacement wireless support structure, including proposed collocated antenna, shall not be greater than forty feet in height above ground level.
(d) All existing signs, traffic signals, emergency signal detection units, video detection cameras, video cameras, crosswalk service buttons, crosswalk signals, and any other pedestrian or traffic devices shall be reinstalled or replaced with new units by the facilities operator and installed at no cost to the City.
(e) The concrete wireless support structure foundation for the original wireless support structure shall be removed either partially or completely by the facilities operator as instructed by the City.
(1) If partially removed, the original wireless support structure foundation shall be taken back to a level that is twelve inches below the existing grade and covered with four inches of one-half inch to three-quarter inch compose of rock material. The remaining eight shall be native soil and landscaped with natural vegetation that is the same as the surrounding vegetation.
(2) If the entire original wireless support structure foundation must be removed, then all foundation materials (concrete, rebar, metals, bolts, etc.) shall be removed. The type of backfill material and compaction required is: (a) one-half sack slurry for the entire depth in paved areas, and (b) one-half sack slurry for the entire depth except the top twelve inches will be native soil in landscaped areas with natural vegetation that is the same as the surrounding vegetation.
(Ord. 53-2019. Passed 4-15-19.)