§ 161.13  APPLICATION AND PERMIT PROCEDURES.
   (A)   All applications for both temporary, permanent and repaired signs in the Downtown Historic District shall be submitted to the City Engineer.  All new signs or changes to existing signs in the Downtown Historic District must be approved by the Architectural Review and Design Commission before a sign permit is granted.
   (B)   Written application for the permit required shall contain a description of the proposed sign, the location, material from which constructed, the method of securing or fastening same and such other information as may be required.  Plans and specifications for signs or signboards shall be filed showing the dimensions, materials, and required details of construction including loads, stresses, and anchorage.  The application shall be accompanied by the written consent of the owner or lessee of the premises upon which the sign or signboard is to be erected.  The City Engineer may refuse to issue a permit for the erection of any such sign or signboard, unless such details of construction and manner of erection shall be such as will insure the safety of such signs and signboards when erected.
   (C)   The City Engineer shall review the application and act within 15 days by rejecting the application and returning to the application approving same and forward to the Architectural Review and Design Commission.  The Engineer's review shall include the completeness of the application and the safety of such signs when erected.
   (D)   The Architectural Review and Design Commission shall review the application and act within 30 days by rejecting the application and returning to the Engineer, approve the application or approve the application with modifications and issue a certificate of appropriateness.  The certificate shall be forwarded to the Engineer.
   (E)   Upon receipt of the certificate of appropriateness, the Engineer shall issue the applicant a sign permit.
(Ord. 22-94, passed 3-14-94; Am. Ord. 45-96, passed 6-10-96)