The following definitions shall apply to wireless telecommunication facilities:
   (a)   “Buffer” means a fence, landscape screen and/or wall that will prevent access and that will be at least six feet in height and shall have an opacity of eighty percent (80%).  Said buffer shall be located around the perimeter of said wireless telecommunication facility.
   (b)   “Collocation” means the use of a wireless telecommunication facility by more than one wireless telecommunication provider.
   (c)   “Monopole” means a structure constructed of a single, self-supporting hollow metal tube securely anchored to a foundation with a wireless telecommunications antenna(s).
   (d)   “Telecommunication” means the technology which enables information to be exchanged through the transmission of voice, video or data signals by means of electrical or electromagnetic systems.  “Telecommunication” includes, but is not limited to, the receiving or transmitting of cellular phones, pagers, radios, televisions, personal telecommunication services, or other ground-wired telecommunication systems.
   (e)   “Wireless telecommunications antenna” means the physical device through which electromagnetic, wireless telecommunications signals authorized by the Federal Communications Commission are transmitted or received.  Antennas used by amateur radio operators are excluded from this definition.
   (f)   “Wireless telecommunications equipment shelter” means the structure in which electronic receiving and relay equipment for a wireless telecommunications facility is housed.
   (g)   “Wireless telecommunications facility” means a facility consisting of the equipment and structures involved in receiving telecommunications or radio signals from a mobile radio communication source and transmitting those signals to a central switching computer which connects the mobile unit with land-based telephone lines.  The facility includes the wireless telecommunications equipment shelter, the wireless telecommunications tower, wireless telecommunications antenna, buffer surrounding the shelter, antenna, tower, monopole, and any other apparatus associated with the facility.
   (h)   “Wireless telecommunications tower” means a structure intended to support equipment used to transmit and/or receive telecommunications signals including monopoles and lattice construction structures.
      (Ord.  2000-10.  Passed 5-16-00.)