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17.10.040 Required Approvals

(a) Wireless Permit. A wireless permit, subject to the City's prior review and approval in accordance with the procedures in this Chapter and the City's Design Standards and Application Requirements, is required for any applicant seeking to construct, install, modify, maintain or engage in an activity relating to a wireless facility in, on, under, or above the public right-of-way prior to conducting any work related to such wireless facility.

(b) City Pole License. Before any wireless facility is installed on a City owned pole located within the public right-of-way, wireless communications providers shall obtain a City pole license by entering into a master license agreement with the City in a form as approved by the City attorney, for the use of a City pole in a specified license area, and pay a license fee subject to the City's fee schedule. Any applicant seeking a master license agreement shall additionally pay a master license agreement administrative fee subject to the City's fee schedule to reimburse the City for reasonable costs in connection with its preparation, review of, and action upon the request for such an agreement. The applicant seeking a City pole license must also apply for and obtain a wireless permit.

(c) Other Permits and Regulatory Approvals. In addition to any permit or approval required under this Chapter, the applicant must obtain all other permits and regulatory approvals as may be required by any other federal, state or local government agencies, which includes without limitation any other permits and/or approvals issued by other City departments or divisions. Furthermore, any permit or approval granted under this Chapter or deemed to be granted or approved by law shall remain subject to any and all lawful conditions and/or legal requirements associated with such other permits or approvals.

(d) Fees. All required fees, security instruments, and cash deposits related to the wireless permit, the City pole license, and other required permits and approvals consistent with this Chapter must be paid in full or be satisfied in order for a wireless permit or a City pole license to be issued by the City. In addition, City may seek reimbursement of the actual reasonable costs related to licensing, permitting, and administering wireless facilities in the public right-of-way as set by the City Council. Failure to comply with this provision shall be a basis to deny, revoke, or terminate the wireless permit, the City pole license or other applicable permit.