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    Sec. 35.1-81. Purposes.

     

    Sec. 35.1-81. Purposes.
     
    The general purpose of this article is to regulate the placement, construction, and modification of towers and telecommunications facilities in order to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public, while at the same time not unreasonably interfering with the development of the competitive wireless telecommunications marketplace in Lynchburg.
     
    Specifically, the purposes of this article are:
     
    (a) To facilitate the provision of wireless telecommunications services to the residents and businesses of the city in an orderly fashion;
     
    (b) To regulate the location of towers and telecommunications facilities in the city;
     
    (c) To protect residential areas and land uses from potential adverse impact of towers and telecommunications facilities;
     
    (d) To minimize adverse visual impact of towers and telecommunications facilities through careful design, siting, landscaping, and innovative camouflaging techniques;
     
    (e) To promote and encourage shared use/collocation of towers and antenna support structures as a primary option rather than construction of additional single-use towers;
     
    (f) To avoid potential damage to property caused by towers and telecommunications facilities by ensuring that such structures are soundly and carefully designed, constructed, modified, maintained, and removed when no longer used or determined to be structurally unsound;
     
    (g) To ensure that towers and telecommunications facilities are compatible with surrounding land uses;
     
    (h) To promote the location of towers in industrial and business, rather than residential areas. (Ord. No. O-97-246, 12-9-97)
     
    Last updated date: 10/23/2006 4:15:21 PM