1145.04  RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT SIGNS.
   The following types, sizes and numbers of signs are permitted for each dwelling or lot in residential districts (U-1, U-2 and U-3):
   (a)    Name Plates and Numbers.
      (1)   One name plate indicating occupant's name, house number and/or home occupation, neatly lettered, not exceeding one and one-half square feet in area and not over two and one-half feet high, located in the yard and set back not less than eight feet from the street right of way or twenty feet from the edge of the pavement, whichever is the greater and not less than fifteen feet from any side or rear lot line.
      (2)    One such name plate, not exceeding two square feet, located on the house. The top of the sign shall not exceed the top of the first floor windows.
      (3)    This section does not apply to name plates on residential mailboxes.
   (b)    Directional.  One directional or "no trespassing" sign not exceeding one square foot in area, and not over two feet high located in the yard and set back eight feet from the street right of way or twenty feet from the edge of the pavement, whichever is the greater, and not less than fifteen feet from any side or rear lot line.
   (c)    Real Estate Signs.  One "for sale" or "to rent" sign pertaining to either the prospective sale or rental of property on which located, not exceeding six square feet in total area, not over four feet in height from the ground and located twenty-five feet from the street right of way or forty feet from the edge of the pavement, whichever is greater, and not less than thirty feet from any side or rear lot line. Such signs shall be removed within ten days after the completion of the transaction.  (Ord.  18-2010.  Passed 10-12-10.)
            (d)       Church and Institutional Bulletin Boards and Announcement Signs. One bulletin board or announcement sign not exceeding thirty-two square feet in total area or six feet in height may be located on the premises of a public, charitable or religious institution, at a site at least fifteen feet back from the street right of way or thirty feet from the edge of the pavement, whichever is the greater, and not less than fifteen feet from side or rear lot lines. Such type signs may be illuminated.
      (Ord.  22-2020.  Passed 7-28-20.)
   (e)    Subdivision Signs.  One subdivision sign, if located not less than fifty feet from any occupied residence and set back not less than fifty feet from any street right of way, may exceed the sign area described in subsection (c) hereof but shall not exceed forty-eight square feet in total area and nine feet in height, provided a permit for same is first obtained from the Building Commissioner upon the payment of the required permit fee provided for in this chapter. Permits for such signs shall be for a period not exceeding one year; however, such permits may be renewed annually until such time as the development is sixty percent (60%) complete in the area immediately adjacent to or fronting on the street where such sign is located.
   (f)    Picnic Signs.  Picnic signs may be permitted for one day only, provided a permit is secured prior to posting.
(Ord. 5-1995. Passed 5-9-95.)
   (g)    EDITOR’S NOTE: Former subsection (g) hereof was repealed by Ordinance 35- 2004, passed November 23, 2004. (Ord. 5-1995.  Passed 5-9-95.)
   (h)    Construction Signs.  One construction sign bearing the name of the contractor and/or subcontractors shall be permitted on the parcel of land being improved.  No such sign shall exceed six square feet in total area.  The height of such sign shall not exceed four feet from ground level and shall be located a minimum of thirty feet from the street right of way and a minimum of thirty-five feet from side or rear lot lines.  Such signs shall only be permitted for a period of six months, but can be renewed while construction is actively continued.  There will be no fee for construction signs in a residential district.  Construction signs for home remodeling, home renovation or home improvements are permitted as follows:
      (1)   The sign shall not exceed six square feet in total area.
      (2)   The sign shall not be placed in the City right of way or on any type of pole.
      (3)   The sign shall only be erected during the construction period.  The sign must be removed when construction has been completed.
         (Ord. 18-2010.  Passed 10-12-10.)
   (i)    Building Identification Signs.  In U-3 zoned districts, two building identification signs per building unit are permitted. Each sign shall be limited in area to two square feet.
   (j)   Special Display Lighting.  Holiday and religious display lighting having light bulbs of less than fifteen watts per bulb may be exempted from the flashing and shielding regulations of Section 1145.03(b), provided that the flashing mechanism does not flash any more than five lamps in unison. Use of such displays shall also be limited to thirty days time before and fifteen days after the event or holiday to which it pertains.
      (Ord. 5-1995.  Passed 5-9-95.)