On Monday night, the Webster City Planning and Zoning Commission approved the changes in zoning requirements for towers. The owner of a tower structure would make an application for a Building and Zoning Permit to include a site plan which clearly delineates the location,type and height of the proposed tower, area maps showing the location of the proposed facilities, a description of the panel, a landscape plan, fencing describe in detail and a certification of the applicant that the tower will comply with all Federal, State and local standards and regulations.All tower structure will be protected from unauthorized access by a security screen or fence no less than eight feet high. All of the proposals will be accompanied by an engineer's certified collapse range specifications. Communication towers may be located in an M-1 Light Industrial and M-2 Heavy Industrial District only. The exceptions of the regulations are amateur radio, private or other noncommercial antennas, an antenna or tower less than 75 feet in height and owned by a Federally licensed amateur radio station operator, exclusively for receiver only antennas, and antennas located on Municipal water towers and grain elevators not exceeding 20 feet from the structure.The recommendation will be forwarded to the Webster City City Council for their review at a future meeting.
The Planning and Zoning Commission held a lengthy discussion on revising the zoning ordinance as it relates to fences. The discussion will continue at next month's meeting.
The review of the Comprehensive Plan continued with the final element, housing referencing the Housing Assessment and Strategy Plan which has recently plan completed. The final draft will be presented at the November meeting.