§ 150.66  OUTDOOR ADVERTISING IN B, I, M, AND S-DISTRICTS.
   (A)   Monument or ground signs, not exceeding eight feet in height, may be located as close as ten feet to the right-of-way.  If a monument sign is located on streets other than major streets as defined herein, these signsshall be limited to not more than 50% of the allowable area set forth in § 150.66(D) herein.
   (B)   A pole, pylon, or blade sign may not exceed 25 feet in height.  See Figures 1.1a - 1.1c, 1.4c and 1.5 in Appendix A.
   (C)   No sign shall be placed in other required setbacks.
   (D)   No outdoor advertising sign shall exceed the following limitations, by district.
 
District
Formula for Allowable Sign Area
B-l and B-4
68 square feet or width of the building front times 1.2 plus 20 square feet, whichever is less
B-2
112 square feet or width of the building front times 1.6 plus 40 square feet, whichever is less
B-3
90 square feet or width of the building front times 1.4 plus 40 square feet, whichever is less
S-1 (For B-1 uses only)
68 square feet or width of the  building front times 1.2 plus 20 square feet, whichever is less
I-1, S-3 or R-C
32 square feet
S-2 or S-4
90 square feet or width of the building front times 1.4 plus 40 square feet, whichever is less
M-1, M-2 or M-3
136 square feet or width of the building front times 1, whichever is less
 
   (E)   (1)   No more than three outdoor advertising structures shall be used for each business or structure and must be located on the same lot or premises, except as provided in § 150.65 for mall or arcade type structures which will permit other signs designating the location of stores within a mall area.
       (2)   Total aggregate square footage for outdoor advertising for each business or structure may not exceed the following.
 
District
Total Allowable Square Footage
B-l and B-4
202
B-2
336
B-3
270
S-1 (For B-1 uses only)
202
I-1, S-3 and R-C
64
S-2 or S-4
270
M-l
360
M-2
360
M-3
360
 
   (F)   The sign area on the face of an approved awning will count as one sign. The area formula will be based on § 150.66(D). Signage area will be determined as shown in Figure 1.8 in Appendix A. Sides of an awning with any character or lettering that may be understood to be advertising will count as a separate sign.
   (G)   (1)   When attached to a building, signs shall not extend more than nine inches from the building face. Signs attached to a building shall not be located in a manner which is hazardous to pedestrians or vehicular traffic.  See Figure 1.4b in Appendix A.
      (2)   Signs of one square foot or less may extend more than six inches from the building face, but the leading edge of such a sign shall be no more than two feet from the building face.  Such a sign may project below a mansard roof providing the lowest portion of the sign is at least seven feet above the sidewalk elevation.
   (H)   Outdoor advertising signs for nonconforming uses shall be limited as follows.
 
District
Formula for Allowable Sign Area
Any
68 square feet or width of building front times 1 plus 10 square feet, whichever is less
The total aggregated square footage for the three allowable signs shall not exceed 136 square feet.
 
   (I)   Residential district signs.
      (1)   The aggregate square footage for any sign in a residential district posted on property used for residential purposes is 15 square feet, with no single sign exceeding ten square feet. Such sign(s) may encroach upon the front yard set back but may not obstruct any right-of-way and may not exceed five feet in height. All such signs must be non-illuminated. In any event no sign under this section shall remain erect for longer than six months. This sign does not require a permit.
      (2)   A residential district sign may be ordered removed by the code enforcement officer if, after an investigation, it is determined that the sign was specifically intended to be in place for a period of less than six months.
      (3)   Conforming nonresidential uses, other than home occupations, in a residential district may have one monument or flush-mounted sign and one changeable copy sign, either flush-mounted or monument, not exceeding 64 square feet in aggregate, but no single sign shall be greater than 32 square feet. Such signs will maintain a distance from the right-of-way of not less than the front yard setback. Monument and ground mounted changeable copy signs may not exceed six feet in height.
      (4)   For reasons of public safety, apartment complex and subdivision entrance signs, located on the property, in a residential district, may have an aggregate square footage of 14 square feet and may not exceed five feet in height. 
      (5)   Upon subdivision plan approval and until 25% of platted lots are developed with homes, a development sign with an aggregate square footage of 32 square feet will be permitted. For proposed subdivisions that have frontage on two existing streets, an additional 32 square foot sign will be permitted for a total aggregate of 64 square feet. The sign(s) may not obstruct any right-of-way and may not exceed ten feet in height. All signs shall be non-illuminated. This type of signage requires a permit.
(1980 Code, § 150.66)  (Ord.  3680, passed 2-6-1978; Am. Ord. 3929, passed 1-7-1980; Am. Ord. 4358, passed 11-7-1983; Am. Ord. 4936, passed 9-19-1988; Am. Ord. 5409, passed 5-4-1992; Am. Ord 5653, passed 12-20-1993; Am. Ord. 5887, passed 8-21-1995; Am. Ord. 5912, passed 11-6-1995; Am. Ord. 6417, passed 1-19-1999; Am. Ord. 6483, passed 6-7-1999; Am. Ord. 7105, passed 9-15-2003; Am. Ord. 7227, passed 4-5-2004; Am. Ord. 7305, passed 10-18-2004; Am. Ord. 7306, passed 10-18-2004; Am. Ord. 7504, passed 12-19- 2005; Am. Ord. 7616, passed 11-20-2006; Am. Ord. 7673, passed 5-21-2007 ; Am. Ord. 8047, passed 10-18-2010 )  Penalty, see § 150.999