§ 161.10  PURPOSE.
   The purpose of these sign regulations is to encourage the proper development and use or planned graphic signing systems and to regulate signs and signing systems in the Downtown Historical District.  In addition to protecting from distractions and obstructions that can contribute to traffic and pedestrian accidents, it is the intent of these regulations that signs are as much subject to control as noise, odors, debris and like characteristics of a use that, if not controlled and regulated, can become a nuisance factor to adjacent properties or the community in general.  To protect the general health, safety and welfare, and to protect and encourage a more attractive economic, business and overall physical appearance or the community, all signs and signing systems are subject to the regulations that follow in this subchapter.
(Ord. 22-94, passed 3-14-94)