§ 154.500  AVAILABILITY OF SUITABLE EXISTING TOWERS OR OTHER STRUCTURES.
   (A)   No new tower shall be permitted unless the applicant demonstrates to the reasonable satisfaction of the Planning Commission that no existing tower or structure can accommodate the applicant's proposed antenna. Evidence submitted to demonstrate that no existing tower or structure can accommodate the applicant's proposed antenna may consist of the following:
      (1)   Evidence that no existing towers or structures are located within the geographic area required to meet the applicant's engineering requirements;
      (2)   Evidence that the existing towers or structures are not of a sufficient height to meet the applicant's engineering requirements;
      (3)   Evidence that existing structures &towers do not have sufficient structural strength to support the applicant's proposed antenna and related equipment;
      (4)   Evidence that the applicant's proposed antenna would cause electromagnetic interference with the antenna on the existing towers or structures, or the antenna on the existing structures would cause interference with the applicant's proposed antenna;
      (5)   The fees, costs or contractual provisions required by the owner in order to share an existing tower or structure or to adapt an existing tower or structure for sharing are unreasonable. Costs exceeding new tower construction are presumed to be unreasonable; and
      (6)   The applicant demonstrates other limiting factors that render existing towers and structures unsuitable.
   (B)   The above evidence must be provided and certified by a registered professional engineer and clearly demonstrate the evidence required. In addition, the evidence of a request for co-location by an applicant and the denial by the structure or tower owner must be presented to the Planning Commission in written form.
(Ord. 97-036, passed 5-20-97)