(A)   Notwithstanding other provisions of this chapter, certain nonconforming buildings or land uses, after this chapter is enacted into law, shall be discontinued, and/or shall be torn down, altered or otherwise made to conform with this chapter within the periods of time set forth below. Upon application to the Board of Appeals, the Board, either according to general rule or upon findings in the specific case, may permit not more than one extension for not more than the time indicated below.
   (B)   Notice shall be sent by the Zoning Administrator to all nonconforming users stating wherein they do not conform to this chapter and stating the date by which they must either comply or cease to exist. The date that a nonconforming use must either comply or cease to exist shall be measured from the date of enactment of this chapter and shall be observed regardless of whether notice of nonconformity is sent by the Zoning Administrator or received by the affected owner.
Nonconformities to Be Discontinued Within
Extension Permitted
Nonconforming fences and hedges impeding vision at intersections
180 days
30 days
Wrecking junk scrap, or salvage yards and other open uses of land, signs, outdoor advertising and sales lots, outdoor storage yards for lumber building materials, contractors equipment and mobile homes on individual lots
2 years
6 months
(Ord. 97-04, passed 12-19-1996)