Water Surface Elevation (WSE): When used in reference to Sec. 8.4, Floodplain and Flood Damage Protection Standards, the height, in relation to mean sea level, of floods of various magnitudes and frequencies in the floodplains of coastal or riverine areas.
Water-Dependent Structure: A structure which cannot be used for its intended purpose unless it is located in close proximity to water, such as a docking or port facility necessary for the loading and unloading of cargo or passengers, shipbuilding, or ship repair. The term does not include long-term storage, manufacture, sales, or service facilities.
Watercourse: A lake, river, creek, stream, wash, channel or other topographic feature on or over which waters flow at least periodically. Watercourse includes specifically designated areas in which substantial flood damage may occur.
Watershed: All of the land area draining to a particular point on a water course or to a water body.
Way-Finding Sign: A sign designed to convey location and direction.
Wetlands: An area that is inundated or saturated by surface water or groundwater at a frequency and duration sufficient to support, and under normal circumstances does support, a prevalence of vegetation typically adapted for life in saturated soil conditions, commonly as hydrophytic vegetation, as defined by responsible State or Federal agencies.
Wireless Communications: Any personal wireless service, which includes but is not limited to, cellular, personal communication services (PCS), specialized mobile radio (SMR), enhanced specialized mobile radio (ESMR), unlicensed spectrum services utilizing Part 15 devices (i.e. wireless internet services) and paging.
Wireless Communication Facility (WCF): Any manned or unmanned location for the transmission and/or reception of radio frequency signals, or other wireless communications, and usually consisting of one or more of the following components: a wireless facility, base station, equipment compound, and wireless support structure. Amateur wireless facilities, satellite dish antennas, and antenna-supporting structures, antennas and/or antenna arrays for TV/HDTV/AM/FM broadcasting transmission facilities shall be excluded from this definition.
Wireless Communication Facility, Attached: A wireless facility that is secured to an existing building with an accompanying pole or device which attaches it to the building and may be located either on the roof, inside, or outside of the existing building. An attached WCF can also be placed on utility poles, light poles, transmission towers, and other similar site features. An attached wireless communications facility is considered to be an accessory use to the existing principal use on a site.
Wireless Communications Facility, Concealed: A wireless facility, wireless support structure, and WCF equipment compound that is designed to be camouflaged or hidden. A concealed facility is camouflaged if designed to appear as, for example but not limited to a church steeple, windmill, bell tower, clock tower, cupola, light standard, flagpole, or tree.
Wireless Communication Facility Equipment Compound: An area, surrounding or near the base of a wireless support structure, consisting of components of a wireless facility not mounted on a wireless support structure.
Wireless Facility: Also known as “transmission equipment,” it is the set of equipment and network components including antennas, transmitters, receivers, power supplies, cabling, and associated equipment necessary to provide wireless data and wireless telecommunications services; but exclusive of the underlying structure or tower, as described in the FCC Report and Order FCC14-153, as amended.
Wireless Support Structure: Also known as a “tower,” it is a structure that is solely designed and built for the primary purpose of supporting wireless facilities. A building or other fixed object not originally designed to support wireless facilities is not a wireless support structure.
Working Days: Days exclusive of Saturday, Sunday and (a) when used other than in reference to Sec. 3.8, Sedimentation and Erosion Control, and Sec. 12.10, Sedimentation and Erosion Control, legal holidays recognized by the City or County; or (b) when used in reference to Section 3.8 and 12.10, days during which weather conditions or soil conditions permit land-disturbing activity to be undertaken, as determined by the sedimentation and erosion control officer, or their designee, except where the context clearly indicates otherwise.