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Type B• On roofs of highrise buildings• On street light poles• On parking lot light poles• On existing utility towers and similar structures• On towers less than 15m that are not Type A
Type CTemporary structure for special event or during an emergency.
Type A submissions:Proponents are required to host a public consultation meeting. Town residents will be notified of the public consultation meeting via a public notice posted in the Cochrane Times and the Cochrane Eagle for two consecutive weeks. Additionally, residents within 300 m of the proposed Type A structure will receive written notification of the public consultation meeting.
Affected residents are encouraged to attend public consultation meetings for submissions in their neighbourhood in order to have a say in the process.
Type B submissions:Public consultation is not required; a notice is published as information.
Type C submissions:The Town requires 14 days advance notice in writing.
Town Administration will attend all public consultation meetings to observe the information provided to the public, ensure that the Protocols are followed, and to clarify the Protocols and the Town’s role in the process as necessary.
After reviewing submissions, letters of concurrence or non-concurrence will be issued by Council for Type A submissions. Letters of concurrence or non-concurrence will be issued by Administration for Type B and C submissions.
The issuance of a letter of concurrence or non-concurrence will be based on criteria including location of the proposed telecommunication structure.
The Town will engage in pre-submission consultation meetings with the proponent to discuss the location of the proposed telecommunication structure, among other criteria. The Town will oversee the submission process and will provide input regarding preferred locations. Ultimately, the proposed location of a telecommunication structure will influence the issuance of a letter of concurrence or non-concurrence.
Regarding health and radiofrequency (RF) exposure issues and limits for telecommunication antenna systems, these elements are regulated by Health Canada’s Safety Code 6 guidelines. Health Canada’s position is that there are no human health effects as long as the guidelines are followed.
Any questions or comments the public may wish to make regarding health issues related to cell phones, cell towers and radiofrequency exposure guidelines (Safety Code 6) should be directed to Health Canada (healthcanada.gc.ca) and to the proponent. Industry Canada, Spectrum Management Operations Branch may also be contacted for information: 403-292-4575 or email@example.com
Height of structure Setback distance from residential usesLess than 15 m at least three times the height of the proposed tower 15 m - 30 m at least 75 m away31 m - 45 m at least 100 m away46 m - 55 m at least 122 m away56 m or greater at least three times the height of the proposed tower
These separation distances are not based on any medical or scientific requirement, evidence or verification.
The Protocols encourage submission conformity with the Town’s Municipal Development Plan policies regarding environmentally sensitive areas and discourage the placement of towers on ecologically significant natural lands, riverbank lands or sites of topographical prominence.