§ 151.28  REMOVAL/IMPOUNDMENT OF PROHIBITED SIGNS.
   (A)   (1)   All signs listed in § 151.27 above shall be considered a public nuisance and are prohibited by this chapter.
      (2)   Upon identification of any sign listed in § 151.27 above, the Administrative Official shall notify the owner of the property on which the sign is located of the violation.
      (3)   The notification shall state that the offending sign shall be removed by the owner, agent or person having beneficial use of the land, building or structure upon which the sign is located within the time period prescribed after written notification to do so by the Administrative Official.
      (4)   The notification shall further state that if the sign is not removed within a specific time frame (not to exceed ten days) a citation may be issued and the City of Heath may resort to any civil remedy available up to and including impoundment.
   (B)   It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation receiving such written notice to fail to comply with the direction of the notice. In the event failure to comply with the notice, the Administrative Official is hereby authorized to cause the removal and impoundment of the sign. Any expenses incident thereto shall be the responsibility of the owner, agent or person having beneficial use of the land, building or structure upon which the sign was located.
   (C)   If a sign is placed within the public right-of-way in violation of this chapter, the sign may be immediately removed and impounded.
(Ord. 060518D, passed 6-18-2006)  Penalty, see § 10.99