For the purpose of this chapter the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   APPLICANT.  The individual or entity either seeking a public right-of-way permit or any individual or entity that is the holder of an approved public right-of-way permit.
   CITY.  The City Manager or his designee.
   FACILITY.  The equipment of a public utility and includes property owned, operated, leased, licensed, used, controlled, or supplied for, by, or in connection with the business of a public utility. Facility may also mean those public infrastructure improvements owned and maintained by the city.
   MICRO WIRELESS FACILITY. A small cell facility that is not more than 24 inches in length, 15 inches in width, and 12 inches in height and that does not have an exterior antenna more than 11 inches in length suspended on cable strung between wireless support structures.
   NPDES.  The National Pollution Discharge Elimination System for permitting of storm water runoff, administered by the United States Environmental Protection Agency or the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.
   RIGHT-OF-WAY.  The surface of, and the space above and below a public street, road, highway, land, path, public way or place, alley, court, drive, or other easement now or hereafter held by or under the control of the city, to which the city holds the property rights in regard to the use for utilities.
   RIGHT-OF-WAY USER.  A person, private or public entity, or public utility that owns facilities within a right-of way area owned by the city.
   SMALL CELL FACILITY. A wireless facility that meets both of the following requirements:
      (1)   Each antenna is located inside an enclosure of not more than six cubic feet in volume or, in the case of an antenna that has exposed elements, the antenna and all of its exposed elements could fit within an enclosure of not more than six cubic feet in volume.
      (2)   All other wireless equipment associated with the facility is cumulatively not more than 28 cubic feet in volume. The calculation of equipment volume shall not include electric meters, concealment elements, telecommunications demarcation boxes, grounding equipment, power transfer switches, cut-off switches, and vertical cable runs for the connection of power and other services.
   WIRELESS SUPPORT STRUCTURE. A pole, such as a monopole, either guyed or self-supporting, street light pole, traffic signal pole, a 15-foot or taller sign pole, or utility pole capable of supporting small cell facilities. WIRELESS SUPPORT STRUCTURE excludes all of the following:
      (1)   A utility pole or other facility owned or operated by, a municipal electric utility;
      (2)   A utility pole or other facility used to supply traction power to public transit systems, including railways, trams, streetcars, and trolleybuses.
(Ord. 10-3322, passed 6-17-10; Am. Ord. 18-3592, passed 7-26-18)