Regulatory Authority: Devens Enterprise Commission
Agency Contact: Peter C. Lowitt
Phone: 978.772.8831 ext 3313
Address: 33 Andrews Parkway, Devens, MA 01434
Massachusetts Register Number 1211
Effective Date: June 2012


10.05 Design requirements

  1. When feasible and practical, the facilities shall be camouflaged.

  2. The use of guyed towers is prohibited. Towers shall be monopoles, meaning self-supporting; with no wires, cables, or beams.

  3. For towers with a height of at least 100' the Applicant shall demonstrate that there is no structure within a one-half (1/2) mile radius of the proposed facility location on which the tower can be reasonably accommodated; for towers under 100', the radius is one quarter (1/4) mile.

  4. Towers with a height of at least 100' shall be designed, structurally, electrically, and in all respects, to accommodate 3 antennas, the Applicant's and two others; towers over 60' shall accommodate at least one additional antenna. All towers must be designed to allow for future rearrangement of antennas and antennas mounted at varying height.

  5. The owner of the facility shall agree to permit other persons/cellular providers to attach cellular antenna or other communications apparatus, which do not interfere with the primary purpose of the facility.

  6. There shall be a minimum of one (1) parking space for each facility, to be used in connection with the maintenance of the facility, not for the permanent storage of vehicles or other equipment.

  7. Stormwater runoff from the facility shall be managed and recharged on-site.

  8. There shall be no signs placed on the facility except for a required sign giving the telephone number where the owner may be reached on a twenty-four-hour (24-hr.) basis and "No Trespassing" signs if needed. All signs shall conform to the Sign regulations (974 CMR 6.00). No advertising or identification, visible off-site, may be placed on the towers or antennas.

  9. Towers shall be provided with security fencing to prevent unauthorized entry. Gates in the security fence shall be fitted with a lock box and key, enabling access by police and fire personnel.

  10. The lowest six (6) feet of the facility shall be screened.

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