8-2A-8: SIGN REGULATIONS:
   A.   Applicability:
      1.   All Signs: Signs shall not be erected or maintained in any district as established by the zoning ordinance except those signs specifically enumerated in this article.
      2.   Undefined Or Unclassified Signs: To determine applicable regulations for any sign not specifically defined herein, the zoning administrator shall use the definition or classification within this article which most closely defines or classifies any such sign.
      3.   Architectural Compatibility: The number, area, and height of signs as outlined in this article are intended to be maximum standards which do not necessarily ensure architectural compatibility. Therefore, in addition to the enumerated maximum standards, the city shall give consideration to a sign's relationship to the overall appearance of the subject property as well as the surrounding area.
      4.   Materials And Appearance: It is the intent of this article to encourage interesting, creative, readable, effective, uncluttered, and well maintained signage. Sign materials and appearance shall be complementary to the building architecture and colors. The exhibits provided in the EASD book are examples of the types of sign designs envisioned for the Eagle architecture theme.
      5.   Nonconforming Signs: All signs in the entire city on the effective date hereof shall conform to this title upon any structural change to the sign, sign base, or building to which it is attached, or upon any change in the face or copy of the sign for the business to which such sign pertains if the use associated with the business is changed, except as provided for within subsection C16n, "Historic Signage", of this section.
      6.   Change Of Face, Copy And/Or Logo On Signs: For signs conforming to this article, a permit shall not be required for a change of face, copy and/or logo on any such sign, provided that the sign structure is not changed in any way and provided that the colors previously approved by the city are not changed.
   B.   Definitions: If conflict arises between any definition in this section and any other definition within this title, the definition with the more specific and/or more restrictive definition shall control. Any other words or phrases not specifically defined shall be interpreted to give this article its most reasonable application.
   ANIMATED SIGN: Any sign which is designed and constructed to give its message through a sequence or progressive changes or parts or lights or degree of lighting, such as an electronic reader board.
   AREA OF THE BUILDING FACE: The general outer surface of an exterior wall of a building. The area of the building face shall be a total area of such surface, including the area of doors and windows which open into such face, if any.
   AUTOMATED SIGN: A sign with a fixed or changing display capable of displaying words, symbols, figures or images composed of, a series of light emitting elements or moving panels or parts; including, but not limited to: tripaneled, digital, electronic message boards, light emitting diodes (LED) signs or signs that in any other way move or create the illusion of movement. This definition does not include signs with copy that is manually changed.
   BANNER SIGN: Any sign made of lightweight fabric, plastic, or similar material. Governmental flags or emblems shall not be considered banner signs.
   CABINET SIGN (SCULPTED): A sign consisting of a translucent or nontranslucent panel containing sign copy which is affixed to a cabinet that is sculpted to form a nonsquare or nonrectangular decorative shape which provides interest to the sign, such as the shape of a logo, the shape of letters, or combination thereof.
   CABINET SIGN (STANDARD): A sign consisting of one or more translucent or nontranslucent panels containing sign copy, which are interchangeable and which are affixed to a box or cabinet that is generally square or rectangular in shape.
   CITY ENTRY SIGN: A permanent sign identifying the city of Eagle or the central business district. No business advertising is permitted on city entry signage.
   COMMUNITY EVENTS: Community sponsored events such as Eagle Fun Days, Eagle Saturday Market, First Friday, school sporting events, and similar city, chamber of commerce, Eagle Idaho Merchants Association, and school district type events, including events sponsored by any church/religious institution which has a city approved site within Eagle.
   CONSTRUCTION SIGN: An informational sign which identifies the architect, engineer, contractor, banking institution, or other individual or firms involved with the construction of a building, or announcing the character of the building or enterprise.
   COOPERATIVE BUSINESS IDENTIFICATION SIGN: A sign including multiple businesses, and which may or may not include directional information, that is to be constructed as a part of the "City Entry Statement Cooperative Sign Plan".
   DIRECTIONAL SIGN (OFF PREMISES): See definitions of Portable Off Premises Directional Sign and Subdivision Directional Sign (Off Premises).
   DIRECTIONAL SIGN (ON PREMISES): An on premises permanent directional sign which foremost contains words such as "Entrance", "Enter", "Exit", "In", "Out", or other similar words, or a sign containing arrows or characters indicating traffic directions and used either in conjunction with such words or separately.
   DRIVE-THROUGH/DRIVE-UP SERVICE MENU BOARD SIGN: A sign identifying products for sale and prices for those products. The menu board sign may include business identification.
   FACE OF SIGN: The surface of the sign area upon, against or through which the message is displayed or illustrated.
   FEATHER FLAG SIGN: A durable and lightweight fabric that flows easily in the wind, and is attached to an aluminum pole. The pole can either be inserted into the ground or can be connected to a solid, spring or spinning base.
   FREEHANGING SIGNBOARD: A sign attached underneath a canopy, awning or colonnade.
   FREESTANDING SIGN: A single or multiple faced sign, supported from the ground by one or more columns, uprights or braces.
   GRADE: The elevation or level of the street closest to the sign to which reference is made, as measured at the street's centerline, or top of curb if one exists, adjacent to where the sign is to be placed, or the relative ground level in the immediate vicinity of the sign if determined by the zoning administrator to be an accurate determination for grade with regard to the intent of this article.
   GRAND OPENING: The promotional activity used by a new business or enterprise or for a grand opening for a business or enterprise under new management, to inform the public of their location and contribution to the business community. "Grand opening" does not mean the annual or occasional promotion of services or retail sales by a business.
   HEIGHT OF SIGN: The vertical distance measured from the grade to the highest point of a sign or any vertical projection thereof. Architectural elements used above any sign area may be excluded from the maximum height measurement if the city determines that said architectural elements add to the character of the sign and do not create an overbearing appearance in relation to the sign, building and area.
   HOLIDAY: A day designated as having special significance for which a government or religious group have deemed that observation is warranted. A holiday is generally an official observance of religious, national, or cultural significance, often accompanied by celebrations or festivities.
   HOLIDAY SEASON SIGN: Signs advertising a holiday.
   ILLUMINATION, EXTERNAL: A sign that is affected by an artificial light source that is not contained within the sign itself.
   ILLUMINATION, HALO: Illumination of a sign from a light source that is not visible and is concealed or contained within the sign or located between the sign and the structure/wall. Illumination from the source of the light becomes visible in darkness when the light is reflected off of the wall/structure upon which the sign is attached.
   ILLUMINATION, INTERNAL: Illumination of a sign from any light source that is concealed or contained within the sign and becomes visible in darkness through a translucent surface, except for illumination, punch through letter signs. This includes characters, letters, figures, designs or outline which is illuminated by gas filled luminous tubes, such as neon, argon or fluorescent.
   ILLUMINATION, PUNCH THROUGH LETTER: A sign with letters, logos or other sign graphics that are opaque (no light is permitted to shine through them), that are attached to a sign cabinet or structure that allows light to shine through it. The distance between the letters, logos, or other sign graphics and the background (surface of the cabinet or structure) is a maximum of one-half inch (1/2"). The light source is concealed within the cabinet or structure and is not visible except that illumination from the light source shines though transparent (nonopaque) background material for no more than one-fourth inch (1/4") around the letters, logo, and other graphics, creating a halo effect.
   MASTER SIGN PLAN: A plan designed to show the relationship of signs for any cluster of buildings intended for business occupancy, or any single building containing more than one business or any arrangement of business buildings or shops which constitute a visual entity as a whole. These include developments such as shopping centers, mini-malls, business parks, and multi-tenant commercial, office or industrial buildings housing four (4) or more businesses. Additionally, a master sign plan may be submitted for a single business if the owner chooses to submit an application for a master sign plan for said business.
   MONUMENT SIGN: A freestanding sign with a solid base, including rock signs, or with supports that are designed to be structurally similar to the sign construction, and which incorporate architectural features which complement the sign construction. Pole type supports are not permitted for monument signs, unless enclosed within the monument sign structure.
   MURAL: A painting, other than a business advertising sign, on the outside wall of a building.
   NONCONFORMING SIGN: Any sign which does not comply with the provisions of this code.
   OFF PREMISES SIGN: Signs located on a separate parcel of land or a separate site from the place where the product, service, activity or business is located.
   ON PREMISES SIGN: Signs located on the same parcel of land or a site as the place where the product, service, activity or business is located.
   PENNANT SIGN: Any lightweight plastic, fabric, or other material, whether or not containing a message of any kind, suspended from a rope, wire, or string, whether in series or not, designed to move in the wind and therefore considered a moving sign.
   POLE SIGN: A freestanding sign that is supported by one or more poles that are not enclosed as in a monument sign structure.
   PORTABLE OFF PREMISES DIRECTIONAL SIGN: Off premises portable signs providing directional information for businesses.
   PORTABLE ON PREMISES ADVERTISING SIGNS: Portable on premises signs for advertising which can be used on a permanent basis and which are intended to allow for business identification and any other advertising being promoted by the business or enterprise.
   PORTABLE SIGN: Any sign not designed to be permanently attached to a building or anchored to the ground such as A-frame signs, yard signs (rigid), banner signs, feather flag signs and sandwich board signs.
   READER BOARD: A sign or part of a sign on which the letters are readily replaceable such that the copy can be changed from time to time.
   REAL ESTATE SIGN: A sign advertising the sale, rental or lease of the premises upon which the sign is placed, not including a subdivision sign.
   ROOF SIGN: A sign that is erected on or above the roof of a building and which derives its principal support from the roof or from columns or supports extending through the roof. The definition includes a sign affixed to any structure erected upon a roof, including a structure housing building equipment and includes a sign erected on top of a canopy, deck, patio, or similar structure.
   SIGN: Any letters, figures, design, symbol, trademark, logo or device intended to attract attention to any activity or service, place, subject, person, firm, corporation, public performance, machine or merchandise whatsoever, including the display of merchandise. Sources of light used primarily to illuminate a sign, or a building, or grounds surrounding the building, shall not be considered signs themselves; provided however, that sources of light used primarily to attract attention to the light itself or as a decorative feature of the display shall be considered as part of the sign.
   SIGN AREA: The entire area within a single, contiguous perimeter enclosing the extreme limits of writing, representation, logo, emblem or any figure or similar character, together with any form or other material or color forming an integral part of the display, or used to differentiate such sign area from the background against which it is placed. The sign area shall not include the necessary supports or uprights on which the sign is placed, and superficial, nonilluminated column covers, ornamental trim and other such incidental objects attached thereto, or portions of the sign structure which are not designed to convey a message.
   STATE HIGHWAY: Highways in and through the city of Eagle that are owned and maintained by the state of Idaho. These include State Highways 16, 20/26, 44 and 55.
   STREETLIGHT SIGN: A permanent or temporary sign supported by sign brackets which are attached to a streetlight pole.
   SUBDIVISION DIRECTIONAL SIGN (OFF PREMISES): A temporary off premises sign used to advertise homes or buildings under construction or property for sale in a subdivision which is to be, or is being, developed pursuant to an approved subdivision final plat application before the city, or county if annexed into the city.
   SUBDIVISION SIGN: A permanent on premises sign used to identify a subdivision.
   TEMPORARY SIGN: A nonpermanent sign intended for use for a limited period of time, as regulated within this article.
   VEHICLE SIGN: Any sign, logo or advertisement placed, painted, attached, or displayed on a vehicle.
   WALL SIGN (FLAT): A sign attached to or erected against the wall of a building or structure with the face of the sign parallel to the plane of said wall, and not extending over twelve inches (12") from the wall of the building or structure.
   WALL SIGN (PERPENDICULAR): A sign attached to or erected against the wall of a building or structure with the face(s) of the sign perpendicular to the plane of said wall.
   WINDOW SIGN: All signs located inside and affixed to, painted on or within three feet (3') of windows of a building, whether temporary or permanent, lighted or unlighted, which may be viewed from the exterior of the building. The term does not include merchandise located within three feet (3') of the window.
   YARD SIGN (NONRIGID): Yard signs may be referred to as "lawn signs". Nonrigid yard/lawn signs are not stable and typically are susceptible to being blown over by wind and oftentimes do not remain vertical. Common types of nonrigid yard/lawn signs are corrugated plastic, fold over cardboard, and poster type which are attached to a light metal stand with less than one-fourth inch (1/4") thickness, or lattice type wood stakes, which are inserted into the ground. The metal stands are usually an "H" or "I" type. The "H" type stand is shaped like an "H" and two (2) of the prongs insert into the sign, or the sign is attached to the two (2), and the other two (2) prongs are inserted into the ground. The single or double crossbar between the two (2) prongs adds minimal strength and makes the entire stand one single unit. The "I" type stand is essentially an "H" stand without a crossbar linking the prongs.
   YARD SIGN (RIGID): Yard signs may be referred to as "lawn signs". Rigid yard/lawn signs are stable and are not susceptible to being blown over by wind. Rigid yard/lawn signs are made of a solid metal frame with a metal thickness of one-fourth inch (1/4") or more, or they are made of metal one-half inch by one- half inch (1/2" x 1/2") angle iron, both of which include solid metal legs for insertion into the ground. The metal frame includes an attached metal or hard plastic sign face.
   C.   Provisions And Requirements:
      1.   Wall Signs (Flat And Perpendicular):
         a.   A single-tenant building shall be allowed a maximum of three (3) wall signs, provided that each sign is placed on a different side of the building.
         b.   Each business within a multi-tenant building shall be allowed a maximum of three (3) wall signs provided that each sign is placed on a different side of the building.
         c.   For a single-tenant building the total sign area of any wall sign shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the area of the building face to which it is attached, except that any wall sign that is visible from a state highway shall be permitted a maximum of twenty percent (20%) of the area of the building face to which it is attached.
         d.   For a multi-tenant building the total sign area of all wall signs shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the area of the building face to which they are attached, except that the total sign area for wall signs that are visible from a state highway shall be a maximum of twenty percent (20%) of the area of the building face to which they are attached.
         e.   The sign area, per side, of any perpendicular wall sign shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the area of the building face to which it is attached.
      2.   Monument Signs:
         a.   For single-tenant buildings which are not within the DDA, TDA, or within a "shopping center", monument signs shall not exceed eight feet (8') in height and the sign area shall not exceed sixty (60) square feet per side.
         b.   For multi-tenant buildings which are not within the DDA, TDA, or within a "shopping center", monument signs shall not exceed fifteen feet (15') in height and the sign area shall not exceed one hundred forty (140) square feet per side.
         c.   For single-tenant buildings which are within the DDA or TDA monument signs shall not exceed six feet (6') in height and the sign area shall not exceed forty (40) square feet per side.
         d.   For multi-tenant buildings which are within the DDA or TDA monument signs shall not exceed eight feet (8') in height and the sign area shall not exceed sixty (60) square feet per side.
         e.   For any single-tenant building or multi-tenant building which is not located in a shopping center, one monument sign per abutting street shall be permitted.
         f.   A "shopping center", as defined in section 8-1-2 of this title shall be allowed one monument sign per street that it abuts for any site less than twenty (20) acres in size and two (2) signs for any site twenty (20) acres in size or larger. The height of any such sign shall not exceed fifteen feet (15') adjacent to a roadway that is not designated as a state highway and twenty five feet (25') adjacent to any state highway. The sign area shall not exceed one hundred forty (140) square feet per side adjacent to a roadway that is not designated as a state highway and two hundred (200) square feet per side adjacent to any state highway. If the shopping center has a single address, the address shall be located on the monument sign and shall be a size that is readable from the street.
In addition to any shopping center monument signs, any single-tenant building within a shopping center, and adjacent to a roadway, shall be permitted one monument sign. The height of any such sign shall not exceed six feet (6') adjacent to a roadway that is not designated as a state highway and eight feet (8') adjacent to any state highway. The sign area shall not exceed forty (40) square feet per side adjacent to a roadway that is not designated as a state highway and sixty (60) square feet per side adjacent to any state highway.
         g.   The minimum distance between monument signs on a single parcel, shall be one hundred feet (100').
         h.   No monument sign shall be any closer than fifty feet (50') from a monument sign, or other freestanding sign, on an adjacent property.
         i.   Monument signs are permitted to be double faced.
      3.   Subdivision Signs:
         a.   One subdivision sign may be permitted on each side of any entry road into a subdivision, or within the landscape median at the entry road if approved by ACHD, and at the intersection of any collector and/or arterial streets abutting the subdivision.
         b.   Subdivision signs shall not exceed eight feet (8') in height and the sign area shall not exceed sixty (60) square feet per side.
      4.   Freehanging Signboards:
         a.   Freehanging signboards shall not exceed eight (8) square feet nor shall any such sign extend beyond the porch or canopy to which it is attached.
         b.   A minimum distance of seven feet six inches (7'6") shall be required between a walkway and the bottom of a freehanging signboard.
      5.   Fuel Island Signs:
         a.   Fuel island canopies shall be permitted to have a maximum of three (3) signs.
         b.   The signs shall be attached to, or painted on, the canopy face.
         c.   The height and width of the sign shall be reviewed with regard to its proportional relationship to the height and width of the canopy face to which it is attached or painted. The sign area shall be a maximum of twenty (20) square feet but in no case shall the sign cover more than one-third (1/3) of the area of the face of the canopy to which it is attached or painted.
         d.   If two (2) signs are proposed, each sign shall be located on a different side of the canopy and should be oriented to face oncoming traffic.
         e.   A one square foot sign may be permitted for the fuel logo or fuel brand only on each side of each fuel dispenser or spandrel attached thereto.
      6.   Drive-Through/Drive-Up Service Menu Board Signs:
         a.   Shall not exceed seven feet (7') in height and the sign area shall not exceed thirty five (35) square feet.
         b.   Internal illumination may be permitted if the city determines the following:
            (1)   The lighting shall be harmonious with and in accordance with the general objectives, or with any specific objective of this article;
            (2)   The lighting shall be installed, operated, and maintained to be harmonious and appropriate in appearance with the existing and intended character of the general vicinity and will not change the essential character of the same area; and
            (3)   The lighting will not be disturbing to existing or future neighboring uses.
      7.   Vendor And Temporary Merchant Signs:
         a.   Shall comply with all the requirements of portable on premises advertising signs except that any temporary vendor sign shall be allowed only for the length of time that the temporary vendor is in operation.
         b.   Shall be in compliance with title 3, chapter 4, "Vendors, Solicitors And Temporary Merchants", of this code.
      8.   Automated Signs:
         a.   Automated signs may be permitted as a part of a monument sign and shall be prohibited in all other types of signs if the city determines the following:
            (1)   The lighting shall be harmonious with and in accordance with the general objectives, or with any specific objective of this article;
            (2)   The lighting shall be installed, operated, and maintained to be harmonious and appropriate in appearance with the existing and intended character of the general vicinity and will not change the essential character of the same area; and
            (3)   The lighting will not be disturbing to existing or future neighboring uses. (Ord. 665, 2-14-2012)
         b.   Automated signs shall be prohibited in the downtown development area (DDA), the transitional development area (TDA), and the community entry development area (CEDA). (Ord. 756, 8-23-2016)
         c.   All automated signs that utilize light to create change may change frame content through dissolve, fade or scroll features only. No sign shall be operated in a manner which the sign, sign structure, design or pictorial segment of the sign shows full animation, growing, flashing, rotating content, or otherwise creating an illusion of movement, except for single color text only message displays scrolling or traveling across the sign area. (Ord. 665, 2-14-2012)
         d.   The signs shall only change frame content not more than once every eight (8) seconds. The change of content must change immediately within a period of less than one second. (Ord. 756, 8-23-2016)
         e.   Based on brightness measured in nit (an illuminative brightness measurement equivalent to 1 candle per square meter measured perpendicular to the rays of the source); automated signs that utilize light to change frames shall contain an autodimmer allowing for no more than five thousand two hundred (5,200) nit illumination between sunrise and sunset and up to three hundred (300) nit illumination between sunset and sunrise.
         f.   The automated sign portion of any sign should be constructed into the sign in a manner in which it is subordinate to the overall design of the sign. The automated sign portion of any sign shall not exceed twenty percent (20%) of the face of any sign.
         g.   Where more than one sign is allowed only one sign may contain an automated sign.
         h.   The addition of an automated sign to any nonconforming sign is prohibited.
         i.   Any conforming existing sign or portion of a conforming existing sign that is refaced with an automated sign shall require a design review approval.
      9.   Prohibited Signs: The following signs and attention attracting devices shall be prohibited within the entire city, except as may otherwise be specifically stated within this subsection. The signs and other attention attracting devices prohibited herein are subject to removal by the city at the owner's or user's expense:
         a.   Pole signs.
         b.   Billboard signs.
         c.   Roof signs.
         d.   Cabinet signs (standard) except with nontranslucent panels as may be incorporated into a monument sign which includes advertising for multiple tenants, and as long as the cabinet portion of the multi-tenant monument sign is surrounded on all four (4) sides by architectural elements of the sign structure.
         e.   Wall signs that extend above the parapet wall.
         f.   Reader board signs in excess of twenty (20) square feet.
         g.   Off premises signs, except as otherwise stated within this article.
         h.   Banner signs placed within landscaped areas, or otherwise placed on posts inserted into the ground, except for grand openings, community events, community yard sales and yard sales for nonprofit organizations.
         i.   Yard signs (nonrigid) except for political campaigns, garage sales and yard sales as regulated within this article.
         j.   Any sign which is prohibited within the sight visibility triangle as specified within the ACHD "Policy Manual".
         k.   Any sign which blocks the Americans with disabilities act (ADA) minimum width required for handicap accessibility on a public sidewalk.
         l.   Searchlights, beacons, strobe lights, scintillating lights, and similar lights except for grand openings and community events.
         m.   Moving, revolving, intermittent, oscillating, animated, or flashing signs, except for grand openings and community events.
         n.   Chasing lights, except as may be approved by the city as an integral part of a building or structure, and except for grand openings, community events and seasonal events.
         o.   Polyurethane and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) style inflatable balloons and blimps, larger than twenty four inches (24") in diameter, except for grand openings and community events.
         p.   Bubble machines except for grand openings and community events.
         q.   Signs purported to be, or which are, an imitation of, or resemble an official traffic sign or signal, or which bear the words "Stop", "Danger", "Warning", or similar words in a manner potentially causing confusion with such official signs or signals.
         r.   Signs which by reason of their size, location, movement, content, coloring or manner of illumination may be confused with or construed as a traffic control sign, signal or device, or the light of an emergency or radio equipment vehicle, or signs which obstruct the visibility of any traffic or street sign or signal device.
         s.   Miscellaneous signs and posters which are visible from a public way and are tacked, pasted, taped or otherwise affixed in a similar manner to or upon the walls of buildings, trees, poles, posts, fences, hydrants, bridges, or other structures.
         t.   Display of items for sale within any landscape area or required parking area except as a part of a community event.
         u.   Any sign in violation of this title.
         v.   Any sign in violation of local, state, or federal law over which the city exercises jurisdiction.
         w.   Any sign whose permit or approval has expired.
      10.   Portable On Premises Advertising Signs:
         a.   One portable on premises advertising sign shall be permitted per business. Except that, if the business abuts more than one street it shall be permitted one portable on premises advertising sign per street that it abuts as long as the signs are a minimum of fifty feet (50') apart.
         b.   Portable on premises advertising signs, except for feather flag signs, shall be a maximum of sixteen (16) square feet along roadways with three (3) or less travel lanes with a speed limit of twenty five (25) miles per hour or less and twenty four (24) square feet along roadways with more than three (3) travel lanes or along roadways with a speed limit of over twenty five (25) miles per hour.
         c.   Portable on premises advertising signs, except for feather flag signs, shall be a maximum of five feet (5') in height along roadways with three (3) or less travel lanes with a speed limit of twenty five (25) miles per hour or less and six feet (6') in height along roadways with more than three (3) travel lanes or along roadways with a speed limit of over twenty five (25) miles per hour.
         d.   Portable on premises advertising signs shall only be permitted on the parcel where the business is located, or on the adjacent sidewalk, and shall not be permitted on any other parcel except that any multi-tenant site shall have the sign on the site and not on any other site.
         e.   Portable on premises advertising signs on a public sidewalk abutting the business's parcel may be permitted if a minimum of five feet (5') of unobstructed walkway, or ADA required minimum, remains for pedestrians. The sign shall be located so as to not interfere with the flow of pedestrians.
         f.   If a feather flag sign is used as a portable on premises advertising sign the maximum height shall be fourteen feet (14') and maximum width shall be four feet (4').
         g.   The sign, copy, and materials shall be maintained and kept in good condition and repair to guard against decay, unsafe, and poorly maintained signs.
         h.   Written approval of the city zoning administrator shall be required for any portable on premises advertising sign, except for feather flag signs used as portable on premises advertising signs. A color picture, or color drawing, including the dimension of any proposed sign shall be submitted to the city along with a written narrative describing the sign materials, as well as the planned location of any such sign. The zoning administrator shall review the sign proposal for compliance with this article. There shall be no cost to the applicant for zoning administrator review and action on any such sign. Any denial or approval by the zoning administrator may be appealed to the city council as specified within section 8-7-4-1 of this title. An appeal fee shall be required for any appeal.
      11.   Portable Off Premises Directional Signs:
         a.   Shall only be permitted for businesses which are not located on any street designated as an arterial street on the transportation/pathway network map in the Eagle comprehensive plan (this includes any business in a shopping center or business park).
         b.   Portable off premises directional signs are allowed only when a change in direction is required to lead customers to the business site.
         c.   Portable off premises directional signs which include multiple businesses are encouraged in order to guard against clutter and therefore are permitted double the height and size maximums specified in subsections C11d and C11e of this section.
         d.   Portable off premises directional signs shall be a maximum of eight (8) square feet along roadways with three (3) or less travel lanes with a speed limit of twenty five (25) miles per hour or less and twelve (12) square feet along roadways with more than three (3) travel lanes or along roadways with a speed limit of over twenty five (25) miles per hour.
         e.   Portable off premises directional signs shall be a maximum of two and one-half feet (2.5') in height along roadways with three (3) or less travel lanes with a speed limit of twenty five (25) miles per hour or less and three feet (3') in height along roadways with more than three (3) travel lanes or along roadways with a speed limit of over twenty five (25) miles per hour.
         f.   Portable off premises directional signs on a public sidewalk may be permitted if a minimum of five feet (5') of unobstructed walkway, or ADA required minimum, remains for pedestrians. The sign shall be located so as to not interfere with the flow of pedestrians.
         g.   The sign, copy, and materials shall be maintained and kept in good condition and repair to guard against decay, unsafe, and poorly maintained signs.
         h.   No portable off premises directional sign owner shall have any exclusive right to any location within a public right of way, nor shall any sign be permitted to be placed within any congested area where the signage might impede or inconvenience the public. For the purpose of this paragraph, the judgment of a "public safety officer" (as defined in section 3-4-2 of this code), or ACHD official, or ITD official, exercised in good faith, shall be deemed conclusive as to whether the area is congested or the public is impeded or inconvenienced.
         i.   Written approval of the city zoning administrator shall be required for any portable off premises directional sign. A color picture, or color drawing, including the dimension of any proposed sign shall be submitted to the city along with a written narrative describing the sign materials, as well as the planned location of any such sign(s). The zoning administrator shall review the sign proposal for compliance with this article. There shall be no cost to the applicant for zoning administrator review and action on any such sign. Any denial or approval by the zoning administrator may be appealed to the city council as specified within section 8-7-4-1 of this title. An appeal fee shall be required for any appeal.
      12.   Permitted Temporary Signs: Written city approval shall not be required for the temporary signs as described and regulated within this subsection. Additionally, signs listed under "prohibited signs" of this article are also prohibited as temporary signs.
         a.   Government: Governmental or other legally required posters, notices or signs.
         b.   Banner Signs: Banner signs used for limited time frame promotions of special events, business open houses, or sales of products or services. Said banner signs shall be securely attached to a fence, building, structure or similar permanent fixture and shall not be permitted to be displayed for more than thirty (30) consecutive calendar days with a minimum of thirty (30) consecutive days between placements. No banner sign shall be placed within a landscaped area, or otherwise be placed on posts inserted into the ground. The maximum size for any such banner sign shall be forty eight (48) square feet. (Ord. 665, 2-14-2012)
         c.   Real Estate Signs: One "For Sale", "For Rent", or "For Lease" sign shall be allowed for properties, businesses and residences provided such sign does not exceed six (6) square feet in residential zones, and sixteen (16) square feet in all other zones, except that thirty two (32) square feet may be permitted along state highways. Said signs shall be located entirely within the property that is for sale, and shall be removed immediately after the close of the escrow, or the rental or lease has been accomplished. Said signs shall only be permitted on the property where the property, business or residence is located. (Ord. 699, 5-28-2013)
         d.   Real Estate Open House Signs: On and off premises signs used for real estate open houses. Said signs shall not exceed six (6) square feet, shall only be used during the open house, and shall be removed immediately after the open house.
         e.   Political Signs: Off premises signs used for political campaigns for any item or individual on a voting ballot. Said signs may only be used during the campaign and shall be removed within forty eight (48) hours after the voting booths close.
         f.   Garage And Yard Sale Signs: On and off premises signs used for garage sales and yard sales during the sale only, except that community yard sales and yard sales for nonprofit organizations may have signs posted ten (10) days prior to the sale. Said signs shall be removed immediately after the sale.
         g.   Construction Signs: Shall be placed on the construction site only between the time that a development application has been filed with the city and final issuance of certificate of occupancy. Contractors' signs may include banks, realtors, subcontractors, etc., and shall not exceed sixteen (16) square feet, except that thirty two (32) square feet may be permitted along state highways, unless legally required by governmental contract to be larger, and eight feet (8') shall be the maximum height.
         h.   Subdivision Directional Signs (Off Premises): Shall advertise the subdivision name with directional information and may advertise trade information and/or price range. Said signs shall be a maximum of sixteen (16) square feet, except that thirty two (32) square feet may be permitted along state highways, and said signs may be a maximum of eight feet (8') high. A maximum of three (3) off premises subdivision directional signs may be utilized for any subdivision within the city limits. All signs are to be placed on private property. Said signs are allowed only when a change in direction is required to lead customers to subdivision site. Subdivision directional signs may only be erected after city approval of the final plat for the subdivision and must be removed after the last lot within the approved final plat is sold by the developer.
         i.   Grand Opening Signs: All signs, except for prohibited signs as regulated in this article, are allowed for a grand opening for a new business or enterprise or for a grand opening for a business or enterprise under new management for a maximum period of sixty (60) calendar days.
         j.   Temporary Sign In Lieu Of Permanent Wall Sign: A business identification banner, or similar sign, is allowed on a temporary basis, not to exceed one hundred twenty (120) days, during approval and construction of any wall sign for a new business. Said sign shall not be larger than the wall sign that would be permitted per this title, shall only be located on the face of the building where the wall sign would be permitted per this title, and shall be removed when the permanent sign is installed, not to exceed one hundred twenty (120) days.
         k.   Temporary Sign In Lieu Of Permanent Monument Sign: A business identification A-frame, sandwich board or similar sign, is allowed on a temporary basis, not to exceed one hundred twenty (120) days, during approval and construction of any monument sign for a new business. Said sign shall not be larger than the monument sign that would be permitted per this title and shall be removed when the permanent sign is installed, not to exceed one hundred twenty (120) days.
         l.   Holiday Signs: Temporary signs commemorating and/or recognizing a "holiday" as defined herein shall be allowed during the time the holiday is typically recognized. Holiday signs shall not advertise a business, product or service. No requirement within this article shall apply to temporary holiday signs except however, no temporary holiday sign shall block ADA accessible sidewalk requirements or violate the sight visibility triangle of any intersection as determined by ACHD.
         m.   Community Event Signs: Community events signs shall be permitted for a maximum of sixty (60) days in any calendar year. No requirement within this article shall apply to temporary community event signs except however, no temporary community event sign shall block ADA accessible sidewalk requirements or violate the sight visibility triangle of any intersection as determined by ACHD.
         n.   Person Signs: Signs worn or held by a person while walking the public ways of the city. (Ord. 665, 2-14-2012)
      13.   Sign Illumination:
         a.   The city must find that any illuminated sign permitted under the specific regulations within this article is designed such that brightness levels are controlled to assure a soft, subtle effective light in accordance with other city regulations intended to create and maintain the Eagle architecture theme, while encouraging energy efficient lighting.
         b.   Illumination types, styles, and practices not listed herein shall be prohibited unless otherwise deemed by the design review board and city council to be consistent with the Eagle architecture theme.
         c.   Floodlighting is permitted only through the use of incandescent, LED and high pressure sodium light sources.
         d.   Exposed neon is permitted when used to create the sign letter(s) or as an architectural element as part of the sign design. A clear covering may be permitted for protection of the neon element.
         e.   Halo illumination is permitted.
         f.   Metal halide is not permitted as a light source for signage.
         g.   All types of internal illumination is prohibited, except for automated signs and drive-through/drive-up service menu board signs as regulated in this article. (Ord. 699, 5-28-2013)
      14.   Landscaping: Landscaping shall be provided at the base of all monument signs. Landscape plans shall be prepared by or under the responsible control of a licensed landscape architect with said plans to be duly stamped to clearly identify the preparer. The amount required shall be three (3) times the size of the largest sign area. An example is shown as follows:
 
(Ord. 665, 2-14-2012)
      15.   Master Sign Plan: A "master sign plan", as defined by this article, shall be required to be submitted to the city for review and approval. The purpose of a master sign plan is to coordinate signs, and create a plan that establishes a building or site's overall sign design. The master sign plan shall show sign colors, styles and locations of buildings, maximum size, illumination, and materials to be used.
The master sign plan may be approved by the city with elements that require suspension or relaxation of the height, area, number of signs, or locations of signs specified within this article if the design review board finds that extraordinary conditions exist which allow suspension or relaxation, but that any suspension or relaxation will still meet the intent of this article and:
         a.   The development site contains unique or unusual physical conditions such as topography, proportion, size or relation to a public street that would limit or restrict normal sign visibility; or
         b.   The proposed or existing development exhibits unique characteristics of land use, architectural style, site location, physical scale, historical interest or other distinguishing features that justify variation from conventional development; or
         c.   The proposed signage incorporates special design features such as logos, emblems, murals, statuaries or similar architectural elements that are designed in a manner determined by the city to be architecturally compatible to the sign and area. (Ord. 756, 8-23-2016)
      16.   Exempt Signs: The provisions and requirements of this article shall not apply to the following signs and attention attracting devices, except that no sign or attention attracting device shall block ADA accessible sidewalk requirements or the sight vision area of an intersection as determined by ACHD:
         a.   Public Convenience Signs: Signs not exceeding six (6) square feet in area, erected for the convenience of the public, such as signs identifying restrooms, public telephones, walkways and similar features or facilities.
         b.   Directional Signs (On Premises): Shall not exceed six (6) square feet in area.
         c.   Memorial Signs: Memorial signs or tablets, names of buildings and dates of erection of a building or structure.
         d.   Traffic Or Other Municipal Signs (Signs Required By Law): Traffic signals, railroad crossings signs, legal notices, and such temporary emergency or nonadvertising signs as may be authorized by the city council.
         e.   Emergency Service Signs: Signs for emergency services such as police services, emergency rooms, fire departments, hospitals, etc.
         f.   Utility Company Signs: Signs of public utility companies indicating danger or which show the location of utility facilities.
         g.   Address Numbers: Numbers and letters for address identification.
         h.   Warning Signs: Nonilluminated or externally illuminated "No Trespassing", "No Parking", "No Dumping" and other warning signs located on the lot to which the sign is appurtenant and not exceeding six (6) square feet in area.
         i.   Seasonal Decorations: Reasonable seasonal decorations within the appropriate holiday season. However, such displays shall be removed at the end of the public holiday season.
         j.   Flag: The flag of the government or noncommercial institution.
         k.   Flag (Commercial): The flag of a commercial institution, except that no more than one flag is permitted per business, the flag shall not exceed twenty (20) square feet in surface area, shall be left loose to fly in the breeze and shall be a maximum of fifteen feet (15') in height.
         l.   Art: Sculptures, fountains, mosaics and design features which do not incorporate advertising or identification.
         m.   Murals: Murals shall be considered art and not signs as long as the mural is not used to advertise the business. Murals shall be artistic and nostalgic in nature and shall follow the theme of Eagle architecture. After receiving a recommendation from the Eagle arts commission, all murals shall be reviewed by the design review board and approved by the city council.
         n.   Historic Signage: Existing signs pertaining to any business within the design review overlay district which business is found by the design review board to be of local historical significance are exempt from the provisions of this article.
         o.   Window Signs (Nonilluminated): Nonilluminated window signs as long as the total window area covered does not exceed twenty five percent (25%) of the total window area of all windows facing public streets.
         p.   Window Signs (Neon): Neon window signs no larger than four (4) square feet or ten percent (10%) of the window where it is placed, whichever is larger, but no more than two (2) neon window signs per street frontage shall be allowed.
         q.   Door Signs: Door signs identifying the business and/or indicating business hours, emergency phone numbers, etc., shall be permitted up to a maximum of two (2) square feet.
         r.   Party Balloons: Latex and mylar style party balloons twenty four inches (24") or less in diameter.
         s.   Displays: Display of items for sale located at any City approved business site, but not within any landscape area or required parking area, except as a part of a community event.
         t.   Signs Located Inside Buildings: Signs located in the interior of any building or within an enclosed lobby or court of any building or group of buildings, which signs are designed and located to be viewed exclusively by patrons of such use or uses.
      17.   Signs On City Owned Property:
         a.   No person shall erect a sign upon any property owned or controlled by the City without first having procured prior written permission from the City. Before any permit shall be granted for the erection and maintenance of a sign upon property of the City, a sign approval application shall be required with any additional information which the Zoning Administrator shall deem necessary to carry out the purposes and intent of this article. In the event the permit does not specify a term, the permit shall expire twelve (12) months from the date of issuance.
         b.   In the event that any sign is erected or maintained in violation of the provisions of this subsection, the City may direct the removal of such sign. In the event the permittee deems such removal to be without cause, they may, within thirty (30) days after such removal, make written appeal to the City Council. The findings of the City Council, after notice to the permittee and due hearing, shall be final.
   D.   City Entry Statement And Cooperative Sign Plan: The City may develop a City entry statement and cooperative sign plan which includes the City entry signs and streetlight signage and which specifies the design criteria, aesthetics, locations and funding methods for future public, private or public/private partnership construction of cooperative business identification and directional signage.
   E.   Violations And Penalties For Noncomplying Signs: In addition to or in lieu of removal of noncomplying signs by the City as permitted by this article, the Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff, or Zoning Officer sworn as a limited purpose deputy, may issue to the known owner of such sign an infraction citation which shall be an infraction. Such citation shall impose upon the owner a fine of twenty five dollars ($25.00) for the first violation, fifty dollars ($50.00) for the second violation, and one hundred dollars ($100.00) for the third and subsequent violations. Each day a sign continues in violation of this article shall be deemed a separate offense. (Ord. 665, 2-14-2012)