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File #: 4081   
Type: Public Hearing Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 2/25/2022 In control: Planning and Zoning Board / Local Planning Agency
On agenda: 3/14/2022 Final action: 3/14/2022
Title: Wireless Telecommunications Facilities Ordinance
Attachments: 1. Draft Ordinance.pdf, 2. 07-06-21 Legislative Intent Agenda Report.pdf, 3. 07-06-21 BCC Action Memo.pdf
Subject:
Title
Wireless Telecommunications Facilities Ordinance
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Fiscal Impact:
None
Dept/Office:
Planning and Development
Requested Action:
Recommendation
It is requested that the Local Planning Agency conduct a public hearing to consider code revisions addressing emerging wireless technology.
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Summary Explanation and Background:
The Board of County Commissioners, in regular session on July 6, 2021, unanimously approved legislative intent and permission to advertise revisions to Chapter 62, Article VI, Division 7, in order to address emerging wireless technology, specifically incorporating small wireless facilities. The proposed changes include defining small wireless facilities, establishing setback requirements for the placement of certain wireless telecommunication facilities, and restricting the placement of commercial small wireless facilities in residential zoning classifications.

The current definition of wireless telecommunications facilities contained in Section 62-2403 does not address certain new technologies, such as small wireless facilities. The proposed legislation amends the current definition of wireless telecommunications facilities to incorporate the definition of small wireless facilities as delineated in State law. Furthermore, the proposal amends Section 62-2422 in order to provide setback requirements for the placement of wireless telecommunications facilities as they relate to residential structures, child care facilities, and public and non-public schools. Finally, the amendment creates a new section of Code, Section 62-2425, which prohibits commercial wireless providers from installing wireless telecommunication facilities in residential zoning classifications.

The Building Construction Advisory Committee is scheduled to hear this item at their meeting on March 9th.

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