Nevada City extends wireless urgency ordinance |

Nevada City extends wireless urgency ordinance

The Union staff

Nevada City’s city council on Tuesday voted to extend its interim urgency ordinance regarding the regulation of wireless facilities.

The council had previously adopted an urgency ordinance in mid-October, with a 45-day time period that was set to expire on Nov. 24. This new version extends the ordinance for 10 months and 15 days. This enacts a temporary moratorium so that the city has time to draft, review and approve a permanent ordinance.

The permanent ordinance was proposed after Verizon lost a bid to install a wireless array downtown but indicated it would like to install “small cell facilities” on existing power or telephone poles. The ordinance would limit co-location of small cell facilities on PG&E poles and other utility-company owned structures, and set limits on output to protect public health, safety and welfare.

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