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(A) All ground level base stations/equipment cabinets and associated equipment, greater than 75 cubic feet, must be enclosed by a six foot tall or higher painted or stucco masonry wall to screen it from view. Screen walls shall be landscaped with a five foot wide perimeter area according to the landscaping requirements for screening per § 154-20.04.
(B) All roof top mechanical and electronic devices, base stations or similar equipment must be screened from view through the use of a masonry screen wall, parapets or other architectural devices. Rooftop screening shall be considered adequate if it screens all of the base station(s) and associated mechanical and electronic equipment from the view of a pedestrian located at any point on the sidewalk on the opposite side of any adjacent street and at any point on the interior property lines of the subject parcel that do not abut a public right-of-way.
(C) All personal wireless communications facilities must be setback equal to the setback of the principal building on the site or 20 feet from the proposed right-of-way line (as defined by the Major Roadways Plan), whichever is greater.
(D) No personal wireless communication facilities are permitted on any building designated as an individual landmark or are located within a historic district unless such personal wireless communication facilities are approved through the Design and Historic Review Commission.
(Ord. O2009-54, passed 10-21-2009)
(E) No personal wireless communication facilities are permitted on any building within an Aesthetic Overlay (AO) Designation unless such personal wireless communication facilities are approved through the Design Review Commission.
(F) Panel, whip and other low impact antenna are encouraged.
(G) No signage, other than required identification and safety signage, is permitted on any personal wireless communication facilities.
(H) Lighting of any personal wireless communication facility is prohibited unless required by another public agency.
(I) The owner of any personal wireless communication facility must provide the city with a copy of the notice to the FCC of intent to cease operations. Any personal wireless communication facilities and all associated materials not in use for one year must be removed by the owner and the site must be returned to a state compatible with the surrounding vegetation and/or structure at the owners expense.
(J) The owner of any personal wireless communications facility shall notify the city of the change of ownership for any personal wireless communications facility and the notice must include the contact name, address and phone number of the new owner.
(K) The use of lattice towers is discouraged and towers requiring guy wires are not permitted. Monopoles painted to reduce the visual impact and contrast are preferred.
(L) Unless specifically stated, all personal wireless communications facilities are limited by the height limitations of the district in which the property is located.
(M) Legal nonconforming personal wireless communications facilities established prior to this article may continue operation. However, no expansion of the use is allowed until those facilities are brought into compliance with this section. Any personal wireless communication facilities and all associated materials not in use for one year must be removed by the owner and the site must be returned to a state compatible with the surrounding vegetation and/or structure at the owners expense. A change in the principal use of the parcel will require the personal wireless communications facility to be brought into compliance with this section.
(N) Co-location on public facilities cannot interfere with public safety transmission purposes or diminish the security of public assets.
(Ord. O2000-35, passed 6-21-2000; Ord. O2010-32, passed 7-7-2010; Ord. O2018-014, passed 8-1-2018)