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The following siting standards are intended to guide the location and development of small wireless facilities as defined by ACC 18.04.912(Q) but not including other wireless communications facilities (WCF). The siting of other wireless communications facilities shall be in accordance with siting of wireless communications facilities found in ACC 18.31.100.

A. Siting Criteria for Small Wireless Facilities (Not Located in Public Ways).

1. Panel antennas shall be incorporated into the design of the existing structure using painting, flush mounting or other concealment methods.

2. The equipment cabinets and other ground support equipment shall be located in an area that is no larger than 17 cubic feet in volume, except that the following associated equipment may be located outside the primary equipment enclosure and, if so located, are not included in the calculation of equipment volume: electric meter, concealment, telecom demarcation box, ground-based enclosures, battery back-up power systems, grounding equipment, power transfer switch, and cut-off switch. The height of the equipment shall be no more than four feet. The equipment shall be designed to be compatible with the residential neighborhood. The project shall provide a minimum width of five feet of landscaping or fencing or a combination of these or similar features. The landscaping shall consist of evergreen and deciduous trees with no more than 50 percent being deciduous, and shrubs and groundcover shall be provided.

3. There shall be a 300-foot separation between any small wireless facilities used by the same carrier.

4. Anyone wishing to establish a small wireless facility or associated components shall make application to the community development director upon application forms provided by the director. The director shall review each application and may be empowered to approve, deny or modify the proposal. (Ord. 6799 § 8 (Exh. H), 2020; Ord. 6245 § 15, 2009.)