(a)    No display sign whether permanent or temporary shall hereafter be erected, constructed or maintained within the City by any persons, firm or corporation until a permit for the same has been issued by the Building Commissioner. The application for such permit shall be furnished by the Building Commissioner and shall include the following information:
      (1)    Name, address and telephone number of the applicant;
      (2)    Location of building, structure or lot to which or upon which the sign or other advertising structure is to be attached or erected;
      (3)    Position of the sign or other advertising structure in relation to nearby buildings or structures, side lot lines and streets by means of a plat map;
      (4)    Two scale drawings of the plans and specifications, color and method of construction and attachment to the building or in the ground;
      (5)    Name of person, firm, corporation or association erecting such sign(s) and evidence that the sign erector is qualified, licensed, bonded and insured;
      (6)    Written consent of the owner of the building, structure or land to which or on which the sign is to be erected if the applicant for such sign is a tenant and not the owner;
      (7)   Any required electrical permit has been issued for such sign; and
      (8)    Such other information as the Building Commissioner may require to show full compliance with this and all other laws and ordinances of the City.
   (b)    A determination shall be made by the Planning and Zoning Commission as to the necessity for a free-standing sign to the conduct of the business, profession or commercial activity on the site in deference to or in addition to an attached sign prior to issuance of a permit.
   (c)   The applicant may appeal from an adverse decision by the Building Commissioner to the Commission by standard procedures of filing an application for a variance and requesting a hearing as provided in Chapter 1113.
(Ord. 5-1995.  Passed 5-9-95.)