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1 <br /> ORANGE COUNTY <br /> BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS <br /> ACTION AGENDA ITEM ABSTRACT <br /> Meeting Date: February 4, 2020 <br /> Action Agenda <br /> Item No. 5-a <br /> SUBJECT: Amendment of the Master Telecommunication Plan Map (MTP) <br /> DEPARTMENT: Planning and Inspections <br /> ATTACHMENT(S): INFORMATION CONTACT: <br /> 1. Master Telecommunication Plan Map Michael D. Harvey, Planner III, (919) 245- <br /> (MTP) 2597 <br /> 2. Synopsis of Development Requirements for Craig Benedict, Planning Director, (919) <br /> Telecommunication Facilities per the UDO 245-2575 <br /> 3. Public Hearing Legal Ad <br /> 4. Vicinity Map of 7203 Union Grove Church <br /> Road <br /> 5. Resolution Amending the MTP <br /> PURPOSE: To hold a public hearing, receive comment, and consider action on a request to <br /> modify the Master Telecommunication Plan Map (MTP) in accordance with the provisions of <br /> Section 5.10.2 Master Telecommunication Plan of the Orange County Unified Development <br /> Ordinance (UDO). Specifically, the BOCC is considering a request to add 7203 Union Grove <br /> Church Road to the MTP. <br /> BACKGROUND: There are portions of the County that are either not served, or are <br /> underserved, by telecommunication services. This has become an impediment to essential <br /> County communications for several departments (i.e. Emergency Management, Sheriff, <br /> Information Technologies, Building Inspections, Health Department, etc.) and has negatively <br /> impacted local residents. In an attempt to address these issues, the County created the MTP. <br /> The MTP is, ultimately, a marketing tool identifying properties where owners have expressed an <br /> interest in allowing the development of telecommunication facilities. Staff encourages providers <br /> to develop facilities on these properties in an effort to promote the efficient distribution of <br /> telecommunication facilities serving the public at large as well as public safety <br /> telecommunication networks. <br /> Requests to include/remove properties from the MTP are processed consistent with the <br /> provisions of Section 5.10.2 of the UDO. Such requests must be submitted to the Planning <br /> Department by December 1 of each year and are reviewed annually, as warranted, by the <br /> BOCC at the first public hearing of the calendar year. <br /> The MTP was originally approved by the BOCC on February 28, 2011. Agenda materials from this <br /> meeting can be accessed at: <br />