§ 157.551  PERMIT APPLICATION.
   An applicant requesting a new tower permit, a permit to modify an existing tower or a permit for a new antenna on an antenna support structure or a tower shall include the following:
   (A)   Information required.  Each applicant requesting a special use permit shall submit a complete application as set forth herein, including a scaled site plan and a scaled elevation view and other supporting drawings, calculations and other documentation, signed and sealed by appropriate licensed professionals, showing the location (including longitude, latitude and global positioning system location) and dimensions of all improvements, including information concerning topography, radio frequency coverage, geographical area required to meet applicant’s engineering requirements (applicant’s search ring), tower height requirements, setbacks, drives, parking, fencing, landscaping, adjacent uses and other information deemed by the Town Council to be necessary to assess compliance with this section. Any information of an engineering nature that the applicant submits, whether civil, mechanical or electrical shall be certified by a licensed professional engineer. For new towers only, a site plan, based upon the town’s requirements, drawn to scale shall be required with the application. The Town Clerk shall provide a checklist of items required for the site plan. The site plan shall also include the criteria pursuant to this section;
   (B)   The height of the proposed or modified tower or antenna support structure (including the antenna);
   (C)   For new towers only, the location of the proposed new tower, antenna support structure or modified tower, placed upon an aerial photograph possessing a scale of not more than one inch equals 660 feet, indicating all adjacent land uses within a radius of 1,000 feet from all property lines of the proposed tower location site. For a permit to modify an existing tower, written documentation that the modified tower can accommodate collocation and will not exceed 40 feet over the tower’s existing height. For a new antenna on an antenna support structure or tower, a description of the antenna and antenna support structure with technical reasons concerning its design;
   (D)   For new towers only, the names, addresses and telephone numbers of all owners of the proposed tower and the location of other towers or usable antenna support structures within one-half mile radius of the proposed new tower site and within the geographical area required to meet applicant’s engineering requirements (applicant’s search ring), including property zones and property that is owned by a government entity within one mile radius of the proposed site;
   (E)   For new towers only, written approval or a statement of no objection from the FCC, FAA and other state and federal government agencies that regulate towers. In addition, all applications for new towers within a two mile radius of a public or private airport shall demonstrate that the tower location will not interfere or obstruct the flight path of the airport;
   (F)   For new towers only, written documentation demonstrating that the applicant made diligent efforts for permission to collocate on existing or approved towers or usable antenna support structures or locate on government owned property located within the applicant’s search ring and within a one mile radius of the proposed site;
   (G)   A description of the tower, or antenna and antenna support structure with technical reasons concerning its design;
   (H)   For new and replacement towers only, written documentation from a qualified radio frequency engineer that the construction and placement of the tower will not interfere with public safety communication and the usual and customary transmission or reception of radio, television, or other communication service;
   (I)   Written, technical evidence from an engineer(s) that the proposed antenna tower or structure meets the structural requirements standards as defined in this section. The applicant is required to submit the necessary building plans to the Building Department;
   (J)   For new towers only, if volatile, flammable, explosive or hazardous material (such as LP gas, propane, gasoline, natural gas, corrosive or other dangerous chemicals) except standard battery back up systems typically used in telecommunication industry, are present on the site or in proximity thereto, written technical evidence from a qualified engineer(s) acceptable to the Fire Marshal and the Building Official that the material is properly stored consistent with applicable codes and does not pose an unreasonable risk of explosion, fire or other danger to life or property;
   (K)   For new towers only, 20 copies of the final written report of all experts which the applicant will rely upon to support its application. The applicant may supplement the reports during the public hearing process to address additional issued raised at the public hearings; and
   (L)   Payment of all permit fees, as well as other fees and charges assessed by the town (e.g. fees for building permits, site plan review and the like). The applicant shall pay any reasonable additional costs incurred by the town in processing the application including, without limitation, compensation for engineers (including radio frequency engineers) or other technical consultants retained by the town.
(2000 Code, § 66-1035)  (Ord. 99-01, passed 3-23-1999)  Penalty, see § 157.999