1163.13  ABANDONED SIGNS.
   (a)   A Sign shall be considered abandoned: 
      (1)   When the Sign remains after the discontinuance of a use.
         A.   A business is considered to have discontinued operations if it is closed to the public for at least 60 calendar days.
         B.   A seasonal business is considered to have discontinued operations if it is closed to the public for at least 72 hours after the expiration of an 80-day seasonal business permit.
         C.   Political Signs not recovered within 48 hours after the day of an election shall be considered abandoned.
         D.   Garage/Yard Sale Signs not recovered within 24 hours after the final day of the event shall be considered abandoned.
      (2)   Upon the expiration of a Temporary Sign Permit.
      (3)   When the Sign on its immediate premises is not adequately maintained and the repairs or maintenance ordered under Section 912 are not affected within the 30-day time limit.
      (4)   When the Non-Conforming Sign does not conform to the provisions of this subchapter and is not brought into conformity upon any change in use or design.
   (b)   Abandoned Signs shall be removed by the property owner. 
   (c)   Any Abandoned Sign still standing after 15 calendar days following an order for removal may be removed by the Director of Building and Zoning.  If the property owner refuses to pay for removal of the sign, the cost of such removal, as determined by the Harrison City Council, will be added to the owner's tax records.
(Ord. 51-08.  Passed 11-14-08.)