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A. Placement of a freestanding WCF shall be denied if placement of the antenna(s) on an existing structure can accommodate the operator’s communication needs. The collocation of a proposed antenna(s) in an existing support structure shall be explored and documented by the operator in order to show that reasonable efforts are made to identify alternative locations.

B. The applicant shall demonstrate that the proposed location was selected pursuant to the siting criteria established in this chapter. WCF support structures shall be denied if an alternative placement of the antenna(s) on a building or other existing structure can accommodate the communication needs. Applicants shall be required to provide documentation that reasonable efforts to identify alternative locations were made.

C. Owners and operators of a proposed support structure shall provide information regarding the opportunity for the collocation of other antenna(s) and related equipment. If feasible, provisions for future collocation may be required.

D. WCF support structures reviewed under this section shall not be located within any required building setback areas.

E. To the extent possible and in compliance with FAA safety regulations, specific colors of paint may be required to allow the support structure to blend better with its setting.

F. The highest point of a freestanding support structure, excluding the antenna(s), shall be a maximum of 60 feet above the finished grade.

G. Support structures shall meet the setback requirements of the underlying zoning district unless otherwise established in this chapter.

H. A landscaping plan is required for all new freestanding wireless communication facilities with support structures. The plan shall meet the criteria established by ordinance.

I. A Washington licensed professional engineer shall certify in writing, over his or her seal, that both the construction plans and final construction of the support structures are designed to reasonably withstand wind and seismic loads established by the Uniform Building Code.

J. All WCF support structures shall be removed by the facility owner within 12 months of the date it ceases to be operational, or if the facility falls into disrepair and is not maintained. Disrepair includes structural features, paint, landscaping, or general lack of maintenance which could result in safety or visual impacts.

K. The town of South Prairie prohibits the construction of freestanding guy wire towers within all zoning districts. [Ord. 339 § 7, 1997.]