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(A) Permits for placement of wireless telecommunication facilities are required. Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, the procedures for the application for, approval of and revocation of such a permit shall be those required in the Will County Department of Highways Permit Regulations and Access Control Regulations, Will County Wireless Telecommunication Facilities Ordinance and/or Small Wireless Facilities Deployment Act. All applications shall demonstrate compliance with the requirements of this chapter. All applications for permits pursuant to this chapter shall be accompanied by a non-refundable application fee according to the following schedule: single wireless telecommunication facility on an existing structure - $450.
(B) Annual recurring rate. The wireless services provider shall pay to the county an annual recurring rate for each permitted location of $200 per year or an amount equal to the county's direct costs, whichever is greater, to collocate telecommunication facilities on county-owned infrastructure. Initial payment shall be received prior to permit issuance by the county. Thereafter, payment shall be received annually beginning on the second March 1st following the initial payment. (Example: If initial payment is on January 1, 2019, the next payment is March 1, 2020, and the third payment is March 1, 2021.)
(1) Any person who violates any provision of this chapter or fails to comply with any requirements thereof, or who constructs, alters, repairs, disconnects, removes any facility within the county highway rights-of-way in violation of an approved plan or directive of the County Engineer or his designee, or fails to apply for or obtain a permit issued under the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of an offense punishable by a fine equal to the greater of:
(a) Seven hundred and fifty dollars;
(b) Twice the assessed application fees under this chapter; or
(c) An amount sufficient to correct any deficiencies or maintain the proper movement and safety of the county highway users.
(2) Each day that a violation continues shall be deemed a separate offense. The imposition of any fine shall not exempt the offender from compliance with the requirements of this chapter.
(Ord. 18-226, passed 8-16-2018)