§ 157.546  DEFINITIONS.
   For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   ANTENNA.  Any exterior apparatus designed to transmit or receive communications as authorized by the FCC. The term ANTENNA shall not include satellite earth stations used to receive direct-to-home satellite services as defined in 47 U.S.C. § 303(v). An array of antennas, installed at one time and designed as a single, integrated system, shall be considered as a single antenna.
   ANTENNA SUPPORT STRUCTURE.  Any building or other structure other than a tower, which can be used for the location of an antenna. An ANTENNA SUPPORT STRUCTURE shall be referred as to as a UTILIZED ANTENNA SUPPORT STRUCTURE if it is or has been used for the location of an antenna.
   CAMOUFLAGED ANTENNA AND/OR TOWER.  A wireless communications antenna and/or tower designed to unobtrusively blend into the existing surroundings and be disguised to not have the appearance of a wireless communications antenna and/or tower. CAMOUFLAGED ANTENNAS AND/OR TOWERS on buildings must be disguised to appear as an accessory structure that is normally associated with the principal use occupying the property. CAMOUFLAGED ANTENNAS AND/OR TOWERS must be disguised to blend in with other facilities on the property or existing vegetation, such as a tower constructed in the form and shape of a tree to be part of a forested area, or an antenna and/or tower constructed to be a component of a bell, clock or water tower on sites with compatible buildings or a component of a church steeple on sites with churches. Surface finish, paint and/or markings alone are insufficient to qualify for a determination as a CAMOUFLAGED ANTENNA AND/OR TOWER.
   COLLOCATION.  The process of locating two or more antennas on an existing or proposed tower or antenna support structure.
   ENGINEER.  Any engineer licensed by the state. Radio-frequency engineers do not have to be licensed by the state, however, for purposes of this subchapter, if their qualifications include specific experience or employment in the telecommunications industry in a professional technical capacity.
   MODIFY.  Includes all structural changes to a tower other than routine maintenance, including, without limitation, structural modifications, rebuilding or relocating on the same parcel. MODIFY does not include adding additional or different antennas or deleting or removing antennas.
      (1)   The structural changes shall be subject to the requirements concerning MODIFIED TOWERS or MODIFICATION TO TOWERS if:
         (a)   They are made to accommodate collocation; and
         (b)   After the changes, the tower will not exceed 40 feet over the tower’s originally approved height.
      (2)   If the structural changes do not meet the requirements of the preceding division, they shall be subject to the requirements of this section concerning new towers or the construction of towers.
   MONOPOLE TOWER.  A tower consisting of a single pole or spine self supported by a permanent foundation and constructed without guy wires and ground anchors.
   TOWER.  A lattice, guyed or monopole structure constructed from grade which supports antennas. The term TOWER shall not include the singular use as a amateur radio operator’s equipment, as licensed by the FCC, or antenna support structures and/or towers which are less than 50 feet in height and are used only to support antennas which receive, but do not transmit television signals.
   TOWER CLUSTERING.  The location of two or more towers on a parcel of property.
(2000 Code, § 66-1030)  (Ord. 99-01, passed 3-23-1999)