Sammamish Unified Development Code

Wireless Communication Facilities | Development Standards

roof or facade or other element of the structure or building. The term does not encompass a tower or any equipment serving with a tower or a utility pole, light pole, traffic signal pole, or miscellaneous pole. 26. Support structure. A pole, tower, base station, or other building, whether or not it has an existing antenna facility, that is used or to be used to support antennas and associated antenna equipment for the provision of personal wireless service (whether on its own or commingled with other types of services). 27. Technically feasible. Capable of being accomplished based on existing technology compatible with an applicant’s existing network. 28. Temporary wireless communication facility. Facilities that are composed of antennas and a mast mounted on a truck (also known as a cell on wheels, or “COW”), antennas mounted on sleds or rooftops, or ballast mount temporary poles. These facilities are for a limited period of time, are not deployed in a permanent manner, and do not have a permanent foundation. These facilities are for: a. The reconstruction of a permanent WCF and limited to a duration of 12 months from the date of approval unless an extension is requested at least 30 days prior to the expiration date; or b. Large-scale community events limited to the duration of the event, plus 10 days prior to the event and 10 days after; or c. Emergency communications equipment to be used in anticipation of and during a declared public emergency

or emergency exercise as declared by the City of Sammamish emergency manager.

29. Tower. Any structure built for the sole or primary purpose of supporting any FCC-licensed or authorized antennas and their associated facilities, including structures that are constructed for wireless communications services, including, but not limited to: private, broadcast, and public safety services, as well as unlicensed wireless services such as microwave backhaul, and the associated site. 30. Transmission equipment. Equipment that facilitates transmission for any FCC-licensed or authorized wireless communication service, including, but not limited to: radio transceivers, antennas, coaxial or fiber-optic cable, and regular and back-up power supply. The term includes equipment associated with wireless communications services including, but not limited to; private, broadcast, and public safety services, as well as unlicensed wireless services and fixed wireless services such as microwave backhaul. 31. Wireless communication facility (WCF). Any unstaffed facility for the transmission and/or reception of radio frequency (RF) signals through electromagnetic energy usually consisting of an equipment shelter or cabinet, a support tower or other structures used to achieve the necessary elevation, and the transmission and reception devices or antenna. 32. Wireless pole. A new pole that is installed for the sole purpose of providing a mounting for a WCF. 33. Wireless service provider (WSP). A company that offers services to users of wireless devices (i.e., handheld

Effective | January 1, 2022

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