Nevada City, CA
Use Permit, Epic Wireless

    Use Permit application by Epic Wireless Group on behalf of Verizon Wireless. The proposal is to erect eight (8) cellular antennas  affixed to various points of the rooftop of 109 North Pine Street. Please review the staff reports below for a more complete project description. 

    CURRENT STATUS:  The applicant has filed an appeal of the Planning Commission's decision to deny this Use Permit application. At their September 13, 2017 meeting, City Council denied the request by Epic Wireless to continue this item for a third time to allow them additional time to evaluate alternative antenna sites. Council directed staff to set the Public Hearing date for September 27, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard. The staff report can be found at the following link:
    Preliminary Plans  (updated 4/2016)
    Application and Questionnaire
    Coverage Map
    Photo Simulations (updated 4/2016)
    Radio Frequency Report     (updated 5/2016)
    Exhibits 1-11 Provided by applicant at June 16, 2016 meeting

    NOTICE OF SCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARING for September 27, 2017 at 6:30 at City Hall Council Chambers 
    NOTICE OF SCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARING for September 15, 2016 at 2:00 at City Hall Council Chambers
     NOTICE OF SCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARING for August 18, 1016 at 1:30 at City Hall Council Chambers
     NOTICE OF SCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARING for June 16, 2016 at 1:30 P.M. at City Hall Council Chambers.
       See below for staff reports.
    NOTICE OF AVAILABLITY/NOTICE OF INTENT to file a Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Use Permit proposal.  A copy of the draft  Initial Study/ Mitigated Negative Declaration is available for review. Comments on this study must be received no latter than June 15, 2016, by 5p.m.
    September 15, 2016 Planning Commission Staff Report (denied)
    August 18, 2016 Planning Commission Staff Report (continued from June 16, 2016)    
        June 16, 2016 Planning Commission Staff Report (updated 6/9/2016) (Draft IS/MND included)
        May 24, 2016 Advisory Review Committee (Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration included in packet)
        January 21, 2016 (Architectural Review Only-Continued)
        March 17, 2016 ( Architectural Review Only-Approved)

     PUBLIC COMMENT (not included in the staff reports):
        David Adams email w/ Attachments (June 10, 2016)
        David Adams - additional opposition letter (June 13, 2016)
        David Adams - aesthetics opposition letter (June 13, 2016)
        Marston Schultz - opposition letter w/Attachments (June 15, 2016)
        David Adams  - coverage gap opposition letter (June 15, 2016)   
        David Adams - IS/MND opposition letter (June 16, 2016)
        Nevada County Historical Society, August 5, 2016
        Graph: “Symptoms by People in the Vicinity of Cellular Phone Base Station,” submitted by Marston Schultz
        Email: Re: Property Devaluation Near Cell Towers and Antennas, submitted by Paula Orloff
        Email: Re: Decrease in Property Values for Properties near Cellular Antennas and Towers, submitted by David Adams, Richard Cristdahl, Paula Orloff, Susan Pelican, and a Group of Concerned Citizens, Businesses, and Property Owners+
      Email: Re: Cell Tower Project Review August 18, 2016, submitted by Jill Fuerst
        Letter to EBI Consulting from Nevada County Landmark's Commission
        Letter to Planning Commission from Laurie Oberholtzer
        Petition Sheets - Submitted at June 21, 2016 meeting
        Correspondence & Literature submitted at August 18, 2016 meeting
         Email responses to Verizon text message
         David Adams - Suggested Denial Findings
         P. Orloff - Property Devaluation Information
         Richard Cristdahl - ADA disability liability information, submitted 9/14/2016
          R. Cristdahl : Science of total Environment- 11/30/2016
          R-Cristdahl: NTP Preliminary Report-11/30/2016
          P. Orloff: Governments and Orgs. that Ban or Warn Against Wireless Technology-11/30/2016
          P. Orloff: FAQs About National Toxicology Program Radiofrequency Rodent Carcinogenicity Research Study-11/30/2016
         M. Lipowitz: "Telecom Notices to Stockholders" and "Insurance Companies' Electromagnetic Field Exclusions"-11/30/2016
        Video Links:
              Cell Tower Community Meeting, Dr. Magda Havas   (submitted by Marston Schultz July 26, 2016)
               Health Risks of EMF, Dr.  Martin Blank (submitted by Marston Schultz July 26, 2016)
           "Wake Up Call" Olle Johannsson EMF Expert  (submitted by Marston Schultz July 26, 2016)
               RESONANCE Beings of Frequency   (submitted by Marston Schultz July 26, 2016)

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