17.44.060    Nonconforming uses.
   A.   Regulations Not Retroactive.  The regulations prescribed by the ordinance codified in this chapter shall not be construed to require the removal,  lowering, or other change or alteration of any structure or tree not conforming to the regulations as of the effective date of the ordinance codified in this chapter, or otherwise interfere with the continuance of a nonconforming use. Nothing contained herein shall require any change in the construction, alteration,  or intended use of any structure, the construction or alteration of which was begun prior to the effective date of the ordinance codified in this chapter, and is diligently prosecuted.
   B.   Marking and Lighting. Notwithstanding the preceding provision of this section, the owner of any existing nonconforming structure or tree is hereby required to permit the installation,  operation,  and maintenance thereon of such markers and lights as shall be deemed necessary by the Blaine County airport board to indicate to the operators of aircraft in the vicinity of the airport the presence of such airport obstruction. Such markers and lights shall be installed, operated, and maintained at the expense of the Blaine County airport board.
(Ord. 495 § 6, 2003).