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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.
BULLETIN BOARD. Any sign permanently erected by a charitable, educational or religious institution or a public body, which is erected upon the same property as the institution, for purposes of announcing events which are held on the premises.
DISPLAY SURFACE AREA. The gross geometric area enclosed by the display surface of the sign including the outer extremities of all letters, characters and delineations. DISPLAY SURFACE AREA shall not include structural supports for free standing signs. Both faces of a double face sign shall be considered in determining the DISPLAY SURFACE AREA. In no event shall the area computed herein be less than areas as defined in city ordinance relating to sign size and location.
ERECT. To build, construct, attach, hang, place, suspend or affix, and to paint a wall sign.
FACE. A surface lying in a single plane.
FREE STANDING SIGN. A sign which is attached to or a part of a completely self-supporting structure. The supporting structure shall be firmly in or below the ground surface and not attached to any building or any other structure whether portable or stationary.
IDENTIFICATION AND INFORMATION SIGNS. Signs of identification or information bearing no advertising.
(Ord. G-D8, Series 1992, passed 10-27-92)