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Posted on: October 10, 2017

Ordinance 1347 - Telecommunications Towers and Facilities District

ORDINANCE NO. 1347

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE FRIDLEY CITY CODE CHAPTER 205.30  0-5 TELECOMMUNICATIONS TOWERS AND FACILITIES DISTRICT, TO ALLOW A TELCOOMMINCATIONS TOWER TO A 150 FOOT HEIGHT PROVIDED CONDITIONS CAN BE MET TO BLEND INTO THE SURROUNDING ENVIRONMENT. 

The Fridley City Council hereby finds after review, examination and recommendation of staff that Chapter 205.30 related to be hereby amended and ordains as follows:

Chapter 205.30.11 is hereby amended as follows:

205.30.11. TOWER HEIGHT

                                  

Tower height shall be measured from the average adjoining grade to the highest point of construction of any tower or wireless telecommunications facilities.  Towers are exempt from the maximum height restrictions of the districts where located.  Towers shall be permitted to a height of one hundred twenty-five (125) feet. An additional 25' of tower height shall be permitted for a total height of one hundred fifty (150) feet, If all of the following criteria can be met: 

A.        The tower is located within two hundred fifty (250) feet of any of the following structures that exceed the height of one hundred and fifty (150) feet. These structures include: buildings, power lines, and train/rail yard fixtures such as light fixtures, 

B.        Tower can meet or exceed any local, State, of Federal regulations relative to tower fall distance.

C.        All permits required to replace or expand an existing tower be reviewed and approved by the City prior to alteration.

PASSED AND ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF FRIDLEY THIS 9TH DAY OF OCTOBER 2017.

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                 Scott J. Lund, Mayor

ATTEST:

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Debra A. Skogen, City Clerk

Public Hearing:           September 11, 2017

First Reading:             September 25, 2017

Second Reading:         October 9, 2017

Publication:                 October 20, 2017

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