Wake Forest Unified Development Ordinance - July 2022

Supplemental Use Standards 3.11 Supplemental Use Standards – Infrastructure


shall be removed no later than 14 days after the conduct of the balloon test. The sign shall be at least 4 feet by 8 feet in size. b. Published Notification: The dates, (including a second date, in case of poor visibility or wind in excess of 15 mph on the initial date) times and location of this balloon test shall be advertised by the applicant 7 and 14 days in advance of the first test date in a newspaper with a general circulation in the town. The applicant shall inform the town in writing, of the dates and times of the test, at least 14 days in advance. The balloon shall be flown for at least 4 consecutive hours between 10:00 am and 2:00 p.m. on the dates chosen. The primary date shall be on a week-end, but the second date, in case of poor visibility on the initial date, may be on a week day. A report with pictures from various locations of the balloon shall be provided with the application. c. Notification to adjacent property owners: The applicant shall notify all property owners by first-class mail located within 1,500 feet of the nearest property line of the proposed site and of the date(s) and time(s) of the balloon test. Such notice shall be provided at least 14 days prior to the conduct of the balloon test. 7. Tower Setbacks : All proposed Telecommunications Towers and any other unattached proposed WTF support structures shall be set back from abutting parcels, recorded rights- of-way and road and street lines by the greater of the following distances: a. A distance equal to the height of the proposed tower or other support structure plus 10% of the height of the structure, otherwise known as the Fall Zone or the existing setback requirement of the underlying zoning district, whichever is greater. b. Any accessory structure shall be located within the footprint as approved in the Special Use Permit and so as to comply with the applicable minimum setback requirements for the property on which it is situated. c. The Fall Zone shall be measured from the nearest portion of the right-of-way of any public road or thoroughfare or property line and any occupied building or domicile to the nearest point of the support structure. Further, the nearest portion of any access road leading to a wireless Telecommunications facility shall be no less than 15 feet from the nearest property line, other than at the point of access from another road, thoroughfare, or driveway. d. There shall be no development of habitable buildings within the Fall Zone. 8. Structural Engineer Certification Required: All towers shall be certified as being structurally adequate by a licensed structural engineer to be in accordance with all local, state, and federal structural requirements for loads, including wind and ice loads and including, but not limited to all applicable ANSI guidelines (e.g., ANSI-EIA/TIA 222) and any such certification shall be accompanied by a detailed structural report, including all supporting calculations. No WTF shall have equipment attached to it that exceeds a literal 100% of the loading and stress capability the WTF is designed to support. 9. Removal and Performance Security: The applicant and the owner of record of any proposed Wireless Telecommunications Facilities property site shall, at its sole cost and expense, be jointly required to execute and file with the town a bond, or other form of security acceptable to the town as to type of security and the form and manner of execution, in an amount of at least $75,000 for a tower and with such sureties as are deemed sufficient by the town to assure the faithful performance of the terms and conditions of this section and any conditions of any Special Use Permit issued pursuant to this section. The full amount of the bond or security shall remain in full force and effect throughout the term of the Special Use Permit and/or in the case of abandonment until any necessary site restoration is completed to restore the site to a condition comparable to that which existed prior to the issuance of the original Special Use Permit.

Town of Wake Forest Unified Development Ordinance – July 19, 2022


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