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The purpose of this subchapter is to establish general guidelines for the siting of wireless telecommunications facilities to minimize adverse health, safety, public welfare and visual impacts to the community. The intent of this subchapter is to provide incentives to construct wireless communications facilities on existing structures and avoid new tower construction. The intent of the subchapter is also to:
(A) Encourage the location of wireless telecommunications facilities in nonresidential areas and minimize the total number of such communications facilities throughout the community,
(B) Encourage strongly the joint use of new and existing wireless telecommunications facility sites,
(C) Encourage the development of wireless telecommunications facilities in areas where adverse impact on the community is minimal,
(D) Encourage development of wireless telecommunications facilities in configurations that will minimize adverse visual impact, and
(E) Enhance the ability of providers of telecommunications services to provide such services to the community quickly, effectively and efficiently.
(Ord. 97-036, passed 5-20-97)