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(a) Abandonment. A wireless telecommunication facility that is not operated for a continuous period of 12 months shall be considered abandoned.
(b) Removal of Structures after Abandonment. The owners of an abandoned facility shall remove all structures within 90 days of receipt of notice from the County notifying the owner of the abandonment. The owner shall return the site to its approximate natural condition. If an abandoned facility is not removed within the 90 day time period, the County may remove all such structures at the owner’s expense.
(c) Posting and Continuous Maintenance of Bond Required for All Users. A bond to ensure the removal of the abandoned facility and the rehabilitation of the site shall be required with the original project approval. If there are two or more users of a single tower, then the provision concerning abandonment shall not become effective until all users cease using the tower. However, the bond or a cash equivalent shall remain in force at all times and failure to maintain a bond or cash equivalent shall result in an immediate closure of the site with liability for rehabilitation placed upon the original permit holder and all subsequent users and permit holders.
(Ord. 4011, passed - -2007)