TOWN OF LOVETTSVILLE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
LVZA 2022-0001 AMENDMENTS TO
ARTICLE 42, ZONING, DIVISION 42-I, IN GENERAL,
ARTICLE 42-VIII, GENERAL REGULATIONS, AND
ARTICLE 42-VIII-2, ADDITIONAL STANDARDS,
TO ADD SECTION 42-305, SMALL CELL WIRELESS FACILITIES
The LOVETTSVILLE TOWN COUNCIL will hold a public hearing on the following item at
their meeting on Thursday, October 13, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers, 6 E.
Pennsylvania Avenue, Lovettsville, Virginia. Written comments regarding this item can be submitted to
[email protected] by 3:00PM on the day of the meeting. Members of the public may access and
participate in this meeting electronically.
The purpose of the amendment is to establish standards for the installation of small cell wireless
communication equipment on buildings, utility poles, and other structures. “Small cell facility” as
defined by § 15.2-2316.3 of the 1950 Code of Virginia, as amended, means a wireless facility consisting
of a whip antenna, panel antenna, or dish antenna provided by a wireless services provider or wireless
infrastructure that is located inside an enclosure, or, in the case of an antenna that has exposed elements,
could fit within an imaginary enclosure of no more than six cubic feet and all other wireless equipment
associated with the facility has a cumulative volume of no more than 28 cubic feet, or such higher limit
as is established by the Federal Communications Commission.
Section 15.2-2316.4 of the 1950 Code of Virginia, as amended prohibits localities from requiring
conditional use permits or variances for small cell wireless facilities. The proposed amendment would
require zoning permit approval, add definitions, and apply size, height, and design standards.
All persons desiring to speak will be given an opportunity to do so at this meeting.
The proposed zoning amendment is available for review on the Town website at: Planning Commission | Town of Lovettsville, VA (lovettsvilleva.gov).
You may also request a copy be sent to you via email by contacting John Merrithew, Planning
Director at (540) 822-5788 between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm weekdays, holidays excepted. In
the event the meeting is postponed, the public hearing will be convened on the next regularly scheduled
meeting at the same time and place.