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For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
ANNOUNCEMENT SIGN. A freestanding or mounted bulletin board or similar device typically with changeable copy.
AWNING. A hood or cover that projects from the wall of a building and which can be retracted, folded or collapsed against the face of the supporting building.
BANNER. A nonrigid cloth, plastic or canvas sign typically related to a special event or promotion.
BILLBOARD. An outdoor sign exceeding 60 square feet in area.
CANOPY. A projection from a building made from any material, which is cantilevered, suspended or supported on columns intended only for shelter or ornamentation.
FLASHING. A sign or graphic which in any manner, as a whole or in part, physically changes in light intensity or gives the appearance of such change.
GRANDFATHER SIGNS. All signs in place when the sign regulations take effect.
GROUND SIGN. A freestanding detached sign whose support structure is imbedded in the ground.
INTERIOR SIGN. A sign which is not in any manner physically affixed to or painted on the glass or other structural component of the window, but which is on the interior of the premises and clearly visible through the window from the exterior of the premises.
JOINT IDENTIFICATION SIGN. A sign intended to provide the identity or name, whether through logo, type, graphics or other symbols, for two or more uses within one building or on one property or the name of the building or its address for property occupied by two or more businesses.
MARQUEE. A canopy that provides additional loading for graphics specifically for theatrical and entertainment use.
MESSAGE CENTER. A display capable of transmitting variable information to the public, such as the date, time and temperature, public service messages, or a wide variety of promotional announcements.
MOVING SIGN. Any sign, all or any part of which physically moves up or down or sideways, revolves, or is animated so as to give the appearance of movement.
PENNANT. A triangular shaped banner.
PERMANENT SIGN. A sign intended to be erected and used or in fact which is used for a time period in excess of six months.
PORTABLE SIGN. A sign designed or constructed in such a manner that it can be moved or relocated without involving any structural or support changes.
PROJECTING NAMEPLATE. A sign indicating only the name and/or address of an occupant which extends outward perpendicular to the building face.
REPAIR. Efforts required to correct damage to sign supports, structure or sign face.
ROOF LINE. The lowest point of a roof which is closest to the ground.
ROOF SIGN. A sign erected upon the roof of a building, any portion of which is above the roof line of a building.
SANDWICH BOARD. A collapsible, portable sign with two faces for changeable information on an erasable surface.
SIGN. A name, identification, description, display or illustration which is affixed to, painted or represented, directly or indirectly upon a building, picture, parcel or lot and which directs attention to an object, product, place, activity, person, institution, organization or business.
STREAMER. A ribbon-shaped or cord-like rope which may have pennants and/or banners attached which is stretched or hung between two or more supports.
TEMPORARY SIGN. A sign intended to be used, and in fact used for a time period of six months or less, and not renewable, unless otherwise extend by the AR&D Commission.
WALL SIGN. A sign attached to a building face, with the exposed face thereof in a plane parallel to the plane of the wall including painted murals, messages, graphics and other designs painted along with any letters or minerals mounted on buildings and any extensions thereon. A mansard roof facade on a building shall be considered part of the wall.
WINDOW SIGN. A sign, graphic, poster, symbol or other identification which is physically affixed to or painted on the glass or other structural component of the window.
(Ord. 22-94, passed 3-14-94; Am. Ord. 45-96, passed 6-10-96)