RESOLUTION TO APPROVE SE03-C-11, A TO ALLOW FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A
TELECOMMUNICATIONS FACILITY AND COMPOUND, AT&T WIRELESS SERVICE, INC.,
APPLICANT, GEORGE C. & HELEN F. ELMORE, OWNERS
AT&T Wireless (Applicant), and George and Helen Elmore (Owners)
have applied for a Special Exception to construct a 110-foot monopole
communications tower on the property identified by PIN: 7904-15-6717-000;
WHEREAS, the special exception application has been properly filed and all required notices of the public hearing have been properly made; and
the applicant has conducted the required balloon tests and provided the
required documentary evidence in support of the proposed special
the applicant has demonstrated that the proposed tower height and location
will provide significantly improved wireless coverage for the proposed
service area; and
WHEREAS, the applicant has also demonstrated that there are no tower
collocation opportunities available that would alter the technical
justification for this proposed tower; and
the applicant has stipulated certain conditions of development that will
diminish any negative impacts on the community; and
Atlantic Technology Consultants, Inc., the
County’s Telecommunication Consultants, has reviewed the location,
height, collocation opportunities, and technical justification for the
proposed tower; and
Atlantic Technology Consultants
concurs with the applicant’s design, justification, and development
conditions and has recommended approval of the proposed tower; and
the Fauquier County Planning Commission has conducted a public hearing and
has reviewed both public testimony and the technical justification for
this tower; and
WHEREAS, on January 7, 2003, the Planning Commission voted to forward SE03-C-11 to the Board of Supervisors with a recommendation of approval; now, therefore, be it
the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 21st day of April 2003, That
SE03-C-11, to allow for the construction of a 110-foot monopole,
telecommunications facility and compound on ± 55.5 acres, further identified as PIN #7904-15-6717-000, AT&T
Wireless Service, Inc., applicant, George C. & Helen F. Elmore,
owners, be, and is hereby approved, subject to the following conditions:
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
plans submitted pursuant to this Special Exception shall be in conformance
with the Special Exceptions Exhibits submitted by AT&T Wireless
Services, LLC, Site Number: 005-009-Elmores Raw Land as prepared by
Centrex Communications Services, Inc., dated
The Special Exception is granted
for and runs with the land indicated in this application and is not
transferable to other land.
This Special Exception is granted
only for the purpose(s), structure(s) and/or uses indicated on Special
Exception plat approved with the application, as qualified by these
The use shall comply with Federal
Aviation Administration (FAA) and Federal Communications Commission
requirements at all times.
This approval is for a monopole
tower with a tower height not exceeding 110 feet.
Prior to site plan approval, the applicant shall obtain an
official FAA air hazard determination.
There shall be no signals or lights or illumination on any
antenna, unless required by state or federal authorities, or the County.
The antennas shall be flush
mounted to the pole in order to minimize the visual impact.
A 6-foot chain link fence shall
surround the area. The area
shall be large enough to allow future shelters to be accommodated.
The structure shall be sited
within a stand of trees of a minimum 100-foot radius depth.
The dual-polarized antennas, the
pole and related equipment cabinets shall all be within the size and
height limitations specified in the Ordinance.
Antennas and pole shall be
finished in non-reflective materials of matching color.
The equipment cabinet(s) shall
also be finished in a neutral, non-reflective material.
There shall be no commercial
advertising on the Site.
All ground equipment shall be
within a 2,500 square foot fenced and secured area that shall be
surrounded by mature woodland and shall be virtually undetectable from
public ways or abutting properties.
16. The Site shall be located within a heavily treed area offering a minimum wooded area radius depth of 100 feet.
The limits of clearing and grading for the entire 55.5-acre
parcel shall be indicated on the site plan.
To the extent possible, existing mature tree stands shall remain.
There shall be no disturbance beyond the indicated limits of
clearing and grading. The applicant
shall not remove existing trees within 200 feet of the site except as
authorized to permit construction of the facility and provide for
vehicular access to the site.
18. Prior to the issuance of the Zoning Permit, at least one (1) telecommunications provider shall have an executed lease with the applicant. The owner/applicant shall provide collocation opportunities to other carriers so long as it is technologically possible. The applicant shall provide written documentation to the Fauquier County Zoning Administrator in the event that any future co-location cannot be accomplished.
Any antenna or tower shall be disassembled and removed from
the site within 90 days of the discontinuance of the use of the tower for
wireless telecommunications purposes.
Removal includes the removal of the antennas, telecommunication
towers, fence footers, underground cables and other related
equipment/structures. If there
are two (2) or more users, then this provision shall not become effective
until all users cease using the tower.