All new construction and renovations (excluding one- and two-family dwellings) shall comply with all sections/parts of Bedford Police Department Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Section 50.1.7 Land Mobile Radio Network Radio Coverage in Buildings that requires approved radio coverage for first responders within the building based upon the existing signal levels as per Section 50.1.7. Nothing in this article shall require improvement of the existing public safety communication systems operated by the Town of Bedford.
Buildings having sufficient levels of radio coverage to satisfy the requirements of SOP Section 50.1.7 may request a waiver as per SOP 50.1.7 if a radio survey as described in Section 50.1.7 was submitted and signed by a qualified and/or licensed communications/radio vendor. (Building must be substantially completed with all walls, windows, roof, interior partitions completed prior to the survey). Buildings and structures that cannot support the required level of Bedford Public Safety Communications radio coverage as per SOP Section 50.1.7 shall be equipped with a distributed antenna system and FCC-certified signal boosters, or systems otherwise approved by the Town of Bedford in order to achieve the required adequate radio coverage.
Failure to comply with any section of this article including interruption or degradation to Bedford Public Safety Communications shall result in immediate decommissioning of the BDA, and the permit for said site shall be rescinded by the Town and notice provided in writing to the owner or representative within five business days of the order. In the event a BDA permit is rescinded, the BDA site is decommissioned or an order is issued by the Town to cease operation, the owner shall have 30 days from the date of the order issued by the Town to comply with all sections of this article. Failure to return to compliance within 30 days of the date of the order shall result in action by the Town such as but not limited to revocation of the certificate of occupancy for the building.