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  • w.

    Where the property adjoins any residentially-zoned property or land use, the developer shall plant two (2) alternating rows of evergreen trees with a minimum height of five (5) feet on twenty (20) foot centers along the entire perimeter of the tower and related structures. In no case shall the evergreens be any nearer than ten (10) feet to any structure.

  • x.

    The policy of the community is to minimize the number of communication towers in the Township. Therefore, the Township shall require the colocation of communication towers. Pursuant to this policy, the following standards apply to communication towers:

  • 1.

    All new and modified communication towers shall be designed and constructed so as to accommodate colocation.

  • 2.

    A conditional use permit for the construction and use of a new communication tower shall not be granted unless and until the applicant demonstrates that a feasible colocation is not available for the coverage area and capacity needs.

    • 3.

      No more than two (2) transmitters of telecommunication signals shall be permitted on a single tower.

  • 3.

    The following information shall be submitted prior to Township approval to construct a communication tower:

  • a.

    Site plan in accordance with Section 5.19.

  • b.

    A maintenance plan, and any applicable maintenance agreement, shall be presented and approved as part of the site plan for the proposed communication tower. Such plan shall be designed to ensure the long- term, continuous maintenance to a reasonably prudent standard.

c. The application shall include a description of security to be posted at the time of receiving a building permit for the communication tower to ensure removal of the facility when it has been abandoned or is no longer needed. In this regard, the Township Planning Commission shall specify the form of security as approved by the township attorney and recordable at the office of the County Register of Deeds, establishing a promise of the applicant and owner of the property to remove the facility in a timely manner as required under this section, with the further provision that the applicant and owner shall be responsible for the payment of any costs and


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