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.
Scott J. Lund, Mayor
Debra A. Skogen, City Clerk
Public Hearing: September 11, 2017
First Reading: September 25, 2017
Second Reading: October 9, 2017
Publication: October 20, 2017