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The following requirements apply to all Wireless Telecommunications Facilities located in the City. These general standards are to be supplemented with specific regulations for the zoning districts in which such Antenna is located.
(a) When a proposed Wireless Telecommunications Facility or Antenna Support Structure is proposed to be located in the City, a site plan at a scale of not less than one inch equals 100 feet shall be submitted. This plat plan shall indicate all land uses and buildings within 200 feet of the proposed facility. Aerial photos and/or renderings may supplement the plat plan.
(b) Photosimulations of the proposed facility from affected residential properties and public rights-of-way shall be provided.
(c) Security fencing six to eight feet in height shall surround the Tower, Equipment Shelter and all appurtenances, either completely or individually as determined by the Planning Commission. The security fencing shall not enclose an area greater than 1,600 square feet and shall meet all requirements for the zoning district in which it is located. No barbed wire shall be permitted except in industrial districts. No razor wire shall be permitted. The City and co-locators shall have reasonable access. No fence shall be required on top of a building or other structure if access to the roof or top of the structure or building is secure.
(d) Buffer plantings shall be located around the perimeter of the security fence as deemed appropriate by the Planning Commission for all proposed Wireless Telecommunications Facilities subject to the conditional use process. Options are an evergreen screen to be planted that consists of either a hedge, planted three feet on center maximum, or a row of evergreen trees planted six feet on center maximum or other screens determined to be appropriate by the Planning Commission.
(e) Existing vegetation (trees and shrubs) shall be preserved to the maximum extent possible.
(g) All Towers shall be a Monopole construction. Lattice Towers and guyed towers are prohibited.
(h) The Monopole shall be a non-contrasting gray or similar color minimizing its visibility, unless otherwise required by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) or Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Except for the Monopole structures, all appurtenances shall be aesthetically and architecturally compatible with the surrounding environment.
(i) No advertising is permitted anywhere on the Wireless Telecommunications Facility, with the exception of identification signage.
(j) No Monopole or Antenna shall be artificially lighted except to assure safety or as required by the FAA.
(k) Wireless Telecommunications Facilities shall be prohibited in residential districts.
(l) "No Trespassing" signs shall be posted around the Wireless Telecommunications Facility with a telephone number of who to contact in the event of an emergency.
(m) Monopole and Antenna Support Structures must be designed and certified by a Professional Engineer licensed by the State of Ohio to be structurally sound and, at a minimum, in conformance with the Ohio Basic Building Code.
(n) Any Wireless Telecommunications Facilities which are not attached to a Tower shall be an ancillary use to any commercial, industrial, or institutional use provided that the Person making such ancillary use files a written certification with the City establishing the following:
(1) That the total height of the Antenna Support Structure and Wireless Telecommunications Facilities does not exceed the structural height limitations in the applicable zoning district and does not extend more than twenty feet above the height of that portion of the building on which it is located;
(2) That the Antenna Support Structure and Wireless Telecommunications Facilities comply with the Ohio Basic Building Code;
(3) That any Wireless Telecommunications Facilities and their appurtenances located on the roof of a building, are set back one foot from the edge of the roof, not including the penthouse for each one foot in height of the Wireless Telecommunications Facilities. However, this setback requirement shall not apply to Antennas less than two inches in thickness, which are mounted to the sides of Antenna Support Structures, but which do not protrude more than six inches from the side of such an Antenna Support Structure.
(4) That the Wireless Telecommunications Facilities will utilize camouflaging techniques or will be side-mounted to an Antenna Support Structure in order that the Wireless Telecommunications Facilities harmonize with the character and environment of the area in which they are located.
(Ord. 11-98. Passed 3-9-98.)