(A)   It shall be unlawful for any person to erect, replace, or relocate within the city any sign or other advertising structure without first obtaining from the Building Inspector a permit so to do and without first paying the fee required therefor by the building code of the city.  All illuminated signs shall in addition be subject to inspection and approval of the Electrical Inspector.
   (B)   The Building Inspector shall have the right, and it shall be his duty, from time to time and so often as he shall consider it necessary, to inspect awnings and canopies regulated by this subchapter for the purpose of determining whether they are in safe and secure condition.  In the event the awnings and canopies are in an insecure and unsafe condition as to meet the approval of the Building Inspector, the owner thereof shall be required at his expense to repair and recondition the awnings and canopies and to place them in a safe and secure condition.
   (C)   The Building Inspector shall not issue the permit herein required until the person, firm, or corporation requesting same has filed with the City Clerk one of the following:
      (1)   A bond to indemnify and hold harmless the city from any claim or cause of action which might be asserted against the city as a result of acts or omissions/negligence in erecting or maintaining the proposed sign; or
      (2)   A public liability insurance policy in an amount designated by the Building Inspector insuring the city from any loss by reason of any damages sustained by property or persons, including the city, occasioned by acts or omissions/negligence in erecting or maintaining the proposed sign.
('83 Code, § 98.76) (Ord. 32-1962, passed 6-24-62; Am. Ord. 115-1983, passed 8-18-83)  Penalty, see § 97.999