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For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
ANTENNA. Any exterior apparatus designed for telephonic, radio, or television communications through the sending and/or receiving of electromagnetic waves.
HEIGHT. As used when referring to a tower or other structure, the distance measured from ground level to the highest point on the tower or other structure, even if said point is an antenna.
TOWER. Any structure that is designed and constructed primarily to support one or more antennas including self-supporting lattice towers, guy towers or monopole towers. This term includes radio and television transmission towers, microwave towers, common carrier towers, cellular, pcs (personal communications services) and similar service towers.
WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS FACILITY. A facility consisting of the permanent structures, including towers and also antennas mounted on towers and buildings, equipment and site improvements involved in sending and receiving telecommunications or radio signals from a mobile communications source and transmitting those signals to a central switching computer which connects the mobile unit with land based or other telephone lines. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS FACILITY shall not include temporary mobile transmission facilities which have less than a 24-hour operation in one location.
(Ord. 97-036, passed 5-20-97)