§ 810.01.250  Definitions, W.
   (a)   WALL SIGN.  See SIGN.
   (b)   WAREHOUSE.  See STORAGE - WAREHOUSE.
   (c)   WAREHOUSE RETAIL.  (See Land Use Tables.) A retail store that emphasizes the packaging and sale of products in large quantities or volumes, some at discounted prices, where products are typically displayed in their original shipping containers. Sites and buildings are usually large and industrial in character. Patrons may be required to pay membership fees.
   (d)   WATERCOURSE.  Any natural or man-made channel where water is concentrated or collected from a tributary drainage area. A lake, river, creek, stream, wash, arroyo, channel or other topographic feature on or over which waters flow at least periodically. WATERCOURSE includes specifically designated areas in which substantial flood damage may occur.
   (e)   WATER-INTENSIVE LANDSCAPING. Landscaping that has a plant factor of 0.7 or greater.
   (f)   WATERING WINDOW. The time within a 24-hour period in which an irrigation system is allowed to operate.
   (g)   WATER USE CLASSIFICATION OF LANDSCAPE SPECIES (WUCOLS). The third edition of the publication from the University of California Cooperative Extension, the Department of Water Resources, and the Bureau of Reclamation regarding plant material and their water use needs.
   (h)   WATER-SENSING DEVICES. Irrigation components that detect adverse weather conditions (e.g., rain, wind, frost, etc.) and will automatically override the pre-programmed irrigation schedule during adverse weather events.
   (i)   WHOLESALE.  A sale of commodities or goods to others for resale and not normally to the ultimate consumer. Sales can normally employ warehouses, open enclosures and office space for the assembly, storage, distribution and display of merchandise for large quantity sales to community or regional retailers, manufacturers, and agricultural, commercial, industrial, institutional and professional uses. Sales may include the rendering of services incidental to and supportive of the sale of merchandise.
   (j)   WHOLESALING AND DISTRIBUTION.  (See Land Use Tables.) Establishments engaged in selling merchandise to retailers; to contractors, industrial, commercial, institutional, farm, or professional business users; to other wholesalers; or acting as agents or brokers in buying merchandise for or selling merchandise to persons or companies. Examples of these establishments include:
 
 
agents, merchandise or commodity brokers, and commission merchants
assemblers, buyers and associations engaged in the cooperative marketing of farm products
merchant wholesalers
stores primarily selling electrical, plumbing, heating and air conditioning supplies and equipment
 
      Also includes storage, processing, packaging, and shipping facilities for mail order and e- commerce retail establishments.
   (k)   WINE TASTING.  A facility or area within a winery where wine and related products are offered for retail sale, where wine may be tasted for a fee, or without charge.
   (l)   WILDLAND.  Timber, range, watershed and brush lands not under cultivation and in which development is essentially nonexistent; usually rugged open space terrain.
   (m)   WIND ENERGY SYSTEM. (See Land Use Tables.)  A system that utilizes wind energy to pump a fluid or gas, or to drive a mechanical device to generate electricity. Related wind energy terms are defined as follows:
      (1)   ACCESSORY WIND ENERGY SYSTEM.  An accessory wind energy system consists of one or more wind turbines that generate electricity of which more than 50 percent shall be used on site. An accessory wind energy system includes all the wind turbines on a single lot or on multiple parcels in common ownership with a single, common land use.  An accessory wind energy system typically has a rated capacity of not more than 50 kilowatts. This capacity may be increased to a maximum of the actual demonstrated energy use for a specific site in question.
      (2)   SYSTEM HEIGHT. The combined height of the tower, the turbine and any blade when at the 12 o'clock position.
      (3)   TOWER HEIGHT. The height above grade of the fixed portion of the tower, excluding the wind turbine.
      (4)   WIND TURBINE.  A device which converts the kinetic energy of wind into a usable form of electric energy.  A wind turbine may consist of a tower, turbine, support structures, electrical wires, guy wires and other related equipment.
   (n)   WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATION FACILITY (TELECOMMUNICATION FACILITY).  (See Land Use Tables.) A land use that sends and/or receives radio frequency signals, including, but not limited to, cell towers, antennas, microwave dishes or horns, structures or towers to support receiving and/or transmitting devices, accessory development and structures, and the land on which they all are situated. For the purposes of this Title, wireless telecommunication facilities shall refer to the non- broadcast services identified in the rules and regulations promulgated in compliance with the Federal Telecommunication Act of 1996 as amended. Non-broadcast services require special equipment for transmissions and/or reception and serve specific users. Services include commercial wireless CRS (Cellular Radiotelephone Services), ESMR (Enhanced Specialized Mobile Radio Service), and PCS (Personal Communication Services). Amateur users are specifically excluded in this definition as they are governed by FCC PRB-1. Commercial radio and television systems are considered broadcast services and shall not be included in this definition. The following terms related to non-broadcast wireless telecommunication facilities are defined as follows:
      (1)   ANTENNA.  Any structure or device used to radiate or collect electromagnetic fields or waves. Specifically, a device of one or more electrical parts that converts radio frequency electrical energy into radiated electromagnetic energy and/or vice versa.
      (2)   CO-LOCATED WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATION FACILITY.  A telecommunication facility used by more than one public or private entity.
      (3)   COMMERCIAL MOBILE RADIO SERVICE.  A wireless communications service that is provided for profit (i.e., with the intent of receiving compensation or monetary gain), is an interconnected service, and is available to the public, or to classes of eligible users so as to be effectively available to a substantial portion of the public.
      (4)   CAMOUFLAGE FACILITY.  A wireless telecommunications facility that is designed or located so that it blends to the maximum extent possible with the predominant viewing background.
      (5)   CRS (CELLULAR RADIOTELEPHONE SERVICE).  Commercial Mobile Radio Services (Cellular) normally operating in the frequency range between 824 to 849 MHZ, and between 869 to 894 MHZ and other frequency bands as may be authorized by the FCC.
      (6)   ENHANCED SPECIALIZED MOBILE RADIO SERVICE.  One of the wireless communication services regulated by the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) of the FCC operating at 800 MHZ or 900 MHZ and other frequency bands as may be authorized by the FCC. In general, a wide geographic area Commercial Mobile Radio Service that offers real-time, two-way switched voice service that is interconnected with the public switched network, either on a stand-alone basis or packaged with other telecommunications services, including dispatch and paging services to specialized customers in a non-cellular system configuration not interconnected to the public switched network.
      (7)   FIXED WIRELESS.  A local operation providing services such as local and long distance telephone and high-speed Internet to residential and business customers by means of a small equipment installation (the “Camouflage Remote Unit”) on the exterior of each home or business that elects to use this service.
      (8)   JOINT LOCATION.  The location of a telecommunication facility on a parcel where two or more towers or structures supporting one or more antennas have already been sited. A JOINT LOCATION SITE is also referred to as an ANTENNA FARM.
      (9)   MONOPOLE.  A wireless communication facility that consists of a vertical unguyed structure, erected to support wireless communication antennas and connecting appurtenances. As defined here, a monopole may, without limitation, be designed to look like a pole, tree, light standard, flag pole or other similar structure.
      (10)   PERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES (PCS).  One of the Commercial Mobile Radio Services regulated by the Wireless Telecommunication Bureau (WTB) of the FCC under 47 C.F.R. part 24; also identified as one of the Personal Wireless Services regulated by the Telecommunications Act of 1996. The PCS provide a wide array of mobile and ancillary fixed communications services to individuals and businesses including unlicensed wireless services and common carrier wireless exchange access services as defined in 47 U.S.C. § 332(c)(7)(C)(i).
      (11)   REMOTE UNIT.  A small equipment box that is attached to the exterior of a residence or business that elects to use “fixed wireless” technology for their local and long distance telephone and high- speed Internet service.
      (12)   SENSITIVE VIEWSHED.  A feature or vista that provides scenic value as discussed in the Scenic Resources Section of the General Plan, specifically in Policy OR-50.
      (13)   STEALTH FACILITY.  A wireless telecommunications facility that is designed or located so that the equipment installed at the facility is not readily recognizable as telecommunications equipment.
   (o)   WOOD RECEIPT.  A receipt that is to accompany one or more cords of harvested wood and that is issued in compliance with the California Desert Native Plants Act (Food and Agricultural Code §§ 80001 et seq.) by the Agricultural Commissioner. A WOOD RECEIPT specifies a serial number, species of wood, fee required, location of origin, date of removal, witnessing authority, applicant, destination, and proposed use of the wood (e.g., commercial processing, commercial landscaping, etc.).
(Ord. 4011, passed - -2007; Am. Ord. 4136, passed - -2011; Am. Ord. 4163, passed - -2012; Am. Ord. 4188, passed - -2012)