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    Sec. 35.1-94. Certifications and Inspections.

     

    Sec. 35.1-94. Certifications and inspections.
     
    (a) All towers shall be certified by an engineer to be structurally sound and in conformance with the requirements of the city building code and all other construction standards set forth by the city code and federal and state law. For new monopole towers, such certification shall be submitted with an application pursuant to Sec. 35.1-83.(e) and every five (5) years thereafter; for existing monopole towers, such certification shall be submitted within sixty (60) days of the effective date of this article and then every five (5) years thereafter; for new lattice or guyed towers, such certification shall be submitted with an application pursuant to Sec. 35.1-83.(e) and every two (2) years thereafter; and for existing lattice or guyed towers, such certification shall be submitted within sixty (60) days of the effective date of this article and then every two (2) years thereafter. The tower owner may be required by the city to submit more frequent certifications should there be reason to believe that the structural and electrical integrity of the tower is jeopardized.
     
    (b) The city and its agents shall have authority to enter onto the property upon which a tower is located, between the inspections and certifications required above, to inspect the tower for the purpose of determining whether it complies with the statewide building code and all other construction standards provided by the city code and federal and state law.
     
    (c) The city reserves the right to conduct such reasonable and necessary inspections, upon reasonable notice to the tower owner. All expenses by the city related to such inspections shall be borne by the tower owner if any unresolved defects exists.
     
    (d) The tower or telecommunication facilities owner shall certify to the city on an annual basis that it is in compliance with all of the requirements of this article, including the requirements set forth in Sec. 35.1-95. (Ord. No. O-97-246, 12-9-97)
     
    Last updated date: 10/23/2006 4:15:21 PM