RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE SPECIAL EXCEPTION #SE02-M-15

SPRINT PCS / APC REALTY (UPPERVILLE VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY PROPERTY)
PIN 6054-75-3784-000

            WHEREAS, the Upperville Volunteer Fire Company, owners, and Sprint PCS, applicant, have filed an application to locate telecommunications facilities at a height greater than eighty feet under the provisions of Articles 5 and 11 of the Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance; and

             WHEREAS, on February 28, 2002, the Planning Commission held a public hearing on this application and has made a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors; and

WHEREAS, on March 18, 2002, the Board of Supervisors has considered the written and orally presented information of the applicants and conducted a public hearing for this application; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors has determined that the stealth techniques proposed by the applicant and the facility location at a public site will minimize potential impacts while providing co-location opportunities; now, therefore, be it

            RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 18th day of March 2002, That the application is in substantial accordance with the Fauquier County Comprehensive Plan; and, be it

            RESOLVED FURTHER, That Special Exception Application #SE02-M-15 be, and is hereby, approved subject to the following conditions:

1.      The special exception is granted for and runs with the land indicated in this application and is not transferable to other land.

2.      This special exception is granted only for the purpose(s), structure(s) and/or uses indicated on the special exception plat approved with the application, as qualified by these development conditions.

3.      This special exception is subject to the provisions of Article 12 of the Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance, Site Plans, as may be determined by the Fauquier County Department of Community Development.  Any plan submitted pursuant to this special exception shall be in conformance with the special exception plat dated December 28, 2001, and these conditions.

4.      The use shall comply with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Federal Communications Commission requirements at all times.

5.      The height of the applicant’s antennas shall not exceed ninety-five feet, and shall only be located on the interior of the flag pole structure.

6.      The only lighting permitted shall be for flag-related use on the exterior of the.

7.      The owner/applicant shall provide co-location opportunities to other carriers so long as it is technologically possible.

8.      The owner/applicant shall provide to the County public service agencies, at no cost to the locality, one acceptable site on the tower and necessary ground space for an equipment shed.  There shall be no rental or maintenance fees charged to the County for this use.

9.      The owner of each antennae or tower shall submit a report to the Zoning Administrator once a year, no later than July 1, that states the current user status of the tower.

10.  Any wireless communications system operator shall take all necessary steps to resolve any radio frequency interference between a wireless communications system on the tower and any present or future county public safety wireless communications system.

11.  Prior to site plan approval, a structural analysis shall be completed by a qualified engineer in accordance with ANSI EIA/TIA-222-F.

12.  Prior to site plan approval, an official FAA air hazard determination shall be obtained by the applicant.