§ 97.080  AWNINGS AND CANOPIES.
   (A)   Definitions.  For the purpose of this subchapter the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   AWNING.   Includes any structure made of cloth or metal with a metal frame attached to a building and projecting over a sidewalk or public ground, when it is so erected as to permit its being raised to a position flat against the building when not in use.
   CANOPY.   Includes any structure, other than an awning, made of cloth or metal with metal frames attached to a building projecting over the public domain, and carried by a frame attached to a building projecting over the public domain, and carried by a frame attached in or to the sidewalk or ground.
   (B)   Construction materials.
      (1)   Awnings may be constructed of cloth  or metal, however, all frames and supports shall be of metal.
      (2)   Canopies may be constructed of cloth or metal hood, however, all frames and supports shall be of metal.
   (C)   Location.
      (1)   All awnings shall be constructed and erected so that the lowest portion thereof shall be not less than eight feet above the level of the sidewalk or public ground.
      (2)   All canopies shall be constructed and erected so that the lowest portion thereof shall be not less than nine feet above the level of the sidewalk or public ground.
      (3)   No awning or canopy shall be permitted to extend beyond a point 1-1/2 feet inside the curb line, nor shall same extend a distance greater than ten feet from the face of the wall to which it is attached, measuring from the point of same nearest thereto.
      (4)   No awning shall be designed, constructed, or erected of a greater width than shall withstand a wind pressure of not less than 40 pounds per square foot of area and shall be constructed to receive dead loads as required by the building code or other ordinances of the city.  No canopy shall be permitted to exceed eight feet in width.
   (D)   Erection requirements.
      (1)   Every awning shall be securely attached to and supported by the building.  Posts or columns beyond the building line shall be permitted for awnings.  No awning shall be attached to the wood jambs, frames or other wood members of a building (frame building excepted) when the building is less than ten feet from public property.
      (2)   The framework of all canopies shall be so designed as to meet the approval of the Building Inspector in compliance with the building code of the city.  All frames and supports shall be of metal and designed to withstand a wind pressure of not less than 40 pounds per square foot of area.
   (E)   Advertising.  No advertising shall be placed on any awning or canopy, except that the name of the owner and the business, industry, or pursuit conducted within the premises may be painted in a space not exceeding eight inches in height on the front and side portions thereof.
('83 Code, § 98.80) (Ord. 32-1962, passed 6-24-62; Am. Ord. 23-1965, passed 11-8-65; Am. Ord. 115-1983, passed 8-18-83)  Penalty, see § 97.999