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For purposes of this chapter, the following terms, phrases, words and their derivations shall have the meanings given herein, when not inconsistent with the context.
(a) "Antenna" means any device used for transmitting and receiving electromagnetic waves, digital signals, analog signals, radio frequencies (excluding radar signals) and wireless telecommunications signals. This definition does not include Over-the- Air Reception devices which receive Television Broadcast Signals, Direct or Broadcast Signals, Direct Broadcast Satellite Services or Multichannel Multi-Point Distribution Services.
(b) "Antenna Support Structure" means any building or other structure other than a Tower which can be used for location of Wireless Telecommunications Facilities.
(c) "Applicant" means any Person that applies for a Conditional Use Permit pursuant to Section VII of this chapter.
(d) "City" means the City of Worthington, a municipal corporation, in the State of Ohio, acting by and through its City Council.
(e) "Co-location" means the use of a wireless telecommunications facility by more than one wireless telecommunications provider.
(f) "Council" means the City Council of the City of Worthington, Ohio.
(g) "Emergency" means a reasonably unforeseen occurrence with a potential to endanger personal safety or health, or cause substantial damage to property, that calls for immediate action.
(h) "Equipment Shelter" means the structure in which the electronic receiving and relay equipment for a Wireless Telecommunications Facility is housed.
(i) "FCC" means the Federal Communications Commission and any legally appointed, designated or elected agent or successor.
(j) "Monopole" means a support structure constructed of a single, self-supporting hollow metal tube securely anchored to a foundation.
(k) "Person" is any natural person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company, or other legal entity, private or public, whether for profit or not-for profit.
(l) "Planning Commission'' means the Municipal Planning Commission of the City of Worthington.
(m) "Tower" means a self-supporting lattice, guyed or Monopole structure constructed from grade which supports Wireless Telecommunications Facilities. The term Tower shall not include amateur radio operators' equipment, as licensed by the FCC.
(n) "Viewshed" means the area surrounding a Wireless Telecommunications Facility or Antenna Support Structure, within which the Facility or Structure is visible from street level.
(o) "Wireless Telecommunications Facilities" means any cables, wires, lines, wave guides, antennas and any other equipment or facilities associated with the transmission or reception of communications as authorized by the FCC which a Person seeks to locate or has installed upon a Tower or Antenna Support Structure. However, the term Wireless Telecommunications Facilities shall not include:
(1) Any satellite earth station antenna two meters in diameter or less which is located in an area zoned industrial, commercial, or special;
(2) Any satellite earth station antenna one meter or less in diameter, regardless of zoning category.
(3) Antennas used by amateur radio operators are excluded from this definition. (Ord. 11-98. Passed 3-9-98.)