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(A) The general purpose of this subchapter is to regulate the placement, construction and modification of telecommunications towers, support structures and antennas 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 city.
(B) Specifically, this subchapter is intended to:
(1) Provide for the appropriate location and development of telecommunications facilities and systems to serve the citizens and businesses of the city;
(2) Minimize adverse visual impacts of communications antennas and support structure through the careful design, siding, landscape screening and innovative camouflaging techniques;
(3) Maximize the use of existing and new support structures so as to minimize the need to construct new or additional facilities;
(4) Maximize the co-location of facilities on any new support structures;
(5) Ensure that any new telecom-munications tower or structure is located in an area compatible with the neighborhood or surrounding community to the extent possible; and
(6) Ensuring that regulation of telecommunications towers and structures does not have the effect of prohibiting the provision of personal wireless services, and does not unreasonably discriminate among functionally equivalent providers of such service.
(Ord. 3399, passed 12-5-2005)