What has the Town of Danville done to address this issue?

Recognizing that its existing wireless ordinance, lasted updated in 1996, did not adequately address new small cell technology, the Town initiated an ordinance update in 2017.  The Town Council’s direction was to ensure that the new ordinance was as stringent as possible, while remaining in compliance with federal and state laws.    

The Town Council and Planning Commission held six public hearings over the course of a year and heard testimony from the public and wireless providers, culminating in the adoption of an updated Wireless Communication Facilities Ordinance (“Wireless Ordinance”) on August 21, 2018 (effective September 20, 2018). 

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1. What is a small cell wireless facility?
2. Who governs the location of wireless facilities?
3. What has the Town of Danville done to address this issue?
4. What does the Town’s Wireless Ordinance do?
5. What have other cities done?
6. Can potential health effects prevent these installations from being approved?
7. Can the Town require fiber underground as an alternative?
8. Why does the Town’s ordinance streamline the review process?
9. Does the Town’s ordinance favor one neighborhood over another?
10. Is there a limit to the number of cell facilities in Danville?
11. Are there other challenges that cities face in regulating wireless installations?
12. Has FCC’s new order been challenged?