By Bill Buley June 27, 2022 | Original Coeur d’Alene Press article here.
Regular Meeting of Dalton Gardens, ID City Council
- Wednesday, June 30, 2022 @ 6:00 PM
- Agenda Packet here
- Location: DALTON GARDENS CITY HALL, 6360 N 4 th St., Dalton Gardens, ID
- Meeting will be conducted via teleconference and in person.
- Please use this link to join the webinar via computer/smartphone:
- Phone Number: 1-669-900-6833 or 1-346-248-7799 or 1-253-215-8782
- Webinar ID: 867 8617 6108; Passcode: 336435
June 30, 2022 Agenda
- CALL TO ORDER
- ROLL CALL
- PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
- CONSIDERATION OF TELECOM ORDINANCE- ACTION
- PUBLIC HEARING
DALTON GARDENS, ID — The Dalton Gardens City Council will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. Thursday on an ordinance to regulate installation of Wireless Telecommunications Facilities (WTFs) — that most think of as cell towers — within city limits.
Councilman Tyler Drechsel said the “Telecom Ordinance” has been two years in the making.
“This ordinance will protect the rural feel and lifestyle that the citizens of Dalton Gardens love and help to provide safeguards for all the residents,” he said. “This has been a long process and we are all excited for this ordinance to finally come to fruition.”
According to a draft of the ordinance, its purpose is to “promote the health, safety and general welfare of the people of the City of Dalton Gardens; to protect property rights; and to protect the important environmental features and scenic, historical, natural and man-made character and appearance of the City.”
It goes on to say that the city is seeking to minimize adverse impacts caused by the siting, placement, physical size and/or unnecessary proliferation of personal wireless service facilities.”
The proposed law says the installation, construction, erection, relocation, substantial expansion or material alteration of any personal wireless service facility within the City will require a special use permit.
The ordinance says that each installation at each proposed location will be reviewed and considered independently for its own characteristics and potential impacts, “irrespective of whether the proposed facility is designed and intended to operate independently or whether the installation is designed and/or intended to operate jointly as part of a distributed antenna system.”
The public is welcome to attend the meeting and offer comment.