A.   Permit And Compliance Required: Except for routine maintenance, no billboard or sign may be painted, constructed, erected, structurally remodeled, relocated or change of message, or expanded until a billboard or sign permit is obtained and until all other signs on the premises of the applicant are brought into conformance with this chapter. No such permit shall be issued for any billboard or sign unless the same is permitted by, and complies with the regulations of this section; provided, however, that signs of a duly constituted governmental body, including traffic or similar regulatory devices, legal notices, and warnings at railroad crossings, are exempt from the permit requirement and from the regulations of this section.
   B.   Application For Permit: The application for a billboard or sign permit shall be made upon the forms provided by the city and shall state or have attached thereto the following information:
      1.   Name, address and telephone number of applicant and owner of the billboard or sign.
      2.   Location of lot, building or structure upon which or to which the billboard or sign is to be erected or attached.
      3.   Position of the billboard or sign or other advertising structures in relation to nearby buildings or structures.
      4.   A blueprint or ink drawing of the plans and specifications and method of construction or attachment to the building or in the ground.
      5.   Copy of stress sheets and calculations showing the structure is designed for dead load and wind velocity in the amount required by this chapter and all other ordinances of the city if requested by the city building official. This information shall be furnished every three (3) years for each billboard or sign.
      6.   Name of person erecting the structure.
      7.   Any electrical permit required and issued for the sign.
      8.   A detailed description of any electronic or electrical components that are proposed to be added to the sign. (Ord. 2016-03, 5-2-2016)
   C.   Permit Fees: For each sign requiring a permit, there shall be an initial fee, as established in section 3-1-3 of this code, which shall be set from time to time by city council ordinance. (Ord. 2017-01, 1-3-2017)
   D.   Revocation Of Permit: The city council may revoke any permit granted herein after a hearing for violation of the provisions of this chapter, or applicable laws and regulations of the United States or the state of Minnesota, upon thirty (30) days' written notice of such hearing to the permittee. The city council, within ten (10) days after conclusion of the hearing, shall notify the permittee of its decision, and may, where appropriate, notify the permittee what he can do to retain the permit, and the permittee shall, in those instances, have thirty (30) days therefrom in which to comply with the requirements of the city council, if compliance would bring the billboard or sign into lawful conformity with this chapter.
   E.   Scope Of Provisions; Exemptions:
      1.   Scope: The provisions of this section relating to permits and fees shall apply to billboards or signs legally existing on the effective date hereof as well as devices that may be erected and maintained thereafter.
      2.   Exemptions From Permit Requirements: Signs identified within this chapter, as allowed without permit, are exempt from permits and fee requirements. (Ord. 2016-03, 5-2-2016)