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Any upper portion of a tower which is not occupied by active antennas for a period of 12 months, and any entire tower which is not so occupied for a period of six months, shall be removed at the owner’s expense. Removal of upper portions of a tower manufactured as a single unit shall not be required. Failure to comply with this provision shall constitute a nuisance that may be remedied by the city at the tower or property owner’s expense. Any applicant for a new tower or disguised structure not built as disguised part of another existing or permitted structure shall place a bond or other security with the city prior to any final approval for the purpose of removing any tower or disguised structure as required herein and to compensate the city for performing proper maintenance of such towers or disguised structures to ensure such structures do not become unsafe or otherwise fail to be maintained in compliance with this subchapter. The bond or security shall be in the form approved by the Director, and in the amount of $15,000, or such other amount as is determined by the Director to satisfy the requirements hereof with regard to the specific tower or structure to which it would apply.
(Ord. 3399, passed 12-5-2005)