1474.01   PURPOSE.
   These regulations are intended to permit signs and other outdoor displays (referred to herein collectively as signs) that are needed for the purposes of identification or advertising, or, in the case of special displays, are intended to be decorative in nature, subject to the following objectives:
   (a)   By reason of their size, location, spacing, construction or manner of display, signs shall not endanger life or limb, confuse or mislead drivers, obstruct vision necessary for traffic safety, or otherwise endanger public health or safety.
   (b)   Signs should enhance the aesthetic appeal of the Village, including the preservation of its historic and cultural resources, scenic areas and viewsheds, and the dark night sky. Thus, these regulations are intended to:
      (1)   Regulate oversized signs that are out-of-scale with surrounding buildings and structures, and
      (2)   Prevent an excessive accumulation of signs that cause visual clutter.
   (c)   The placement and design of signs should further the land use planning objectives of the Village. Signs should protect neighborhood character and the value of surrounding properties.
      (Ord. 2008-06.  Passed 7-14-18; Ord. 2012-08.  Passed 12-10-12; Ord. 2019-01.  Passed 1-14-19.)