§ 155.137  TEMPORARY SIGNS.
   (A)   Standards that apply to all temporary signs.
      (1)   No temporary sign shall be mounted, affixed, installed, or otherwise secured by any permanent means to any building, permanent sign, other structure, or improvement or to the ground upon which it is erected.
      (2)   No temporary sign shall be mounted, attached, affixed, installed or otherwise secured so as to protrude above the roof of a structure.
      (3)   Lighting shall be prohibited for temporary signs.
      (4)   No temporary sign shall be located in a right-of-way, except if specifically exempted in this section, see § 155.135 (Signs Permitted in the Historic and Business “G” Zoning District).
   (B)   Temporary wall signs. Temporary wall signs (i.e., banners) are permitted in the following zoning districts: Business “C” District; Business and Residential “D” District; and the Industrial “E” District. They are also permitted on multi-family residential developments in the Residence “B” District. Temporary wall signs are subject to the following.
      (1)   Signs shall be placed on the exterior of the building.
      (2)   Signs shall not exceed 40 square feet in sign area or 2% of the building wall, whichever is greater.
      (3)   Signs shall be limited to 120 days per calendar year. Property owners or applicants may decide in what frequency and length to allocate the 120 days. Extensions of this time limit can be granted by the Safety and Service Director.
      (4)   For multi-tenant buildings, up to two special event signs may be displayed on the building at any one time.
   (C)   Temporary ground signs. Temporary ground signs (i.e., real estate signs, political signs, and special event signs) are permitted in every zoning district subject to the following regulations.
      (1)   Temporary ground signs in residential zoning districts. Temporary ground signs in the Residence “A” District, Residence “B” District, and Residential Farm Land “F” District are permitted subject to the following.
         (a)   Four temporary ground signs are permitted per parcel.
         (b)   Maximum sign area for each sign is 12 square feet.
         (c)   Maximum sign height is four feet.
         (d)   Signs shall be setback a minimum of five feet from any right-of-way and ten feet from any side lot line.
         (e)   Illumination of such signs is prohibited.
      (2)   Temporary ground signs in commercial and mixed use zoning districts. Temporary ground signs in the Business “C” District, Business and Residential “D” District, Industrial “E” District, and Historic and Business “G” District are permitted subject to the following.
         (a)   Four temporary ground signs are permitted per parcel.
         (b)   Maximum sign area for each sign is 32 square feet.
         (c)   Maximum sign height is six feet.
         (d)   Signs shall be setback a minimum of ten feet from any right-of-way and any side lot line. In the Historic and Business “G” District, temporary ground signs shall be located on private property, completely out of the public-right-of-way, unless permission is granted for right-of-way encroachment by the Safety and Service Director.
         (e)   Illumination of such signs is prohibited.
   (D)   A-frame signs. One A-frame sign is permitted per lot in the Historic and Business “G” District provided that the A-frame sign is located on private property completely out of the public-right-of-way, unless permission is granted for right-of-way encroachment by the Safety and Service Director. A-frame signs shall be displayed only when the business it advertises is open.
   (E)   Special event balloons.
      (1)   Balloons shall be of the fan inflatable type, with no inherent movement, and shall be located a minimum of 15 feet from the street right-of-way.
      (2)   Balloons shall be tethered or fastened to the ground or a structure so that the balloon cannot shift more than three feet horizontally under any condition.
      (3)   On corner lots, no balloons may be located within the sight visibility triangle as described in § 155.107(J) (Visibility).
      (4)   The duration of special event balloons shall be appropriately limited, and shall in no event exceed two consecutive weeks. Special event balloons shall be limited to four occasions during any calendar year on the same parcel. There shall be a minimum of a one-month period between the end of one occasion and the beginning of the next on the same parcel.
      (5)   Temporary special event balloons are allowed in the following zoning districts: Business “C” District; Business and Residential “D” District; and the Industrial “E” District.
   (F)   Teardrop flags. Teardrop flag signs in the Business “C” District, Business and Residential “D” District, and Industrial “E” District are permitted subject to the following:
      (1)   Two teardrop flags are permitted per parcel.
      (2)   Maximum height is ten feet.
      (3)   Maximum width of sign is four feet.
      (4)   Teardrop flags shall be limited to 120 days per calendar year. Property owners or applicants may decide in what frequency and length to allocate the 120 days. Extensions of this time limit can be granted by the Safety and Service Director.
      (5)   On corner lots, teardrop flags may not be located within the corner visibility triangle as described in § 155.107(J) (Visibility).
   (G)   Streamer signs.
      (1)   Streamer signs, including strings of pennants, banners, flags, balloons, or reflectors, or other similar advertising device are permitted on an individual basis by the Safety and Service Director.
      (2)   The duration of such signs shall be appropriately limited, and shall in no event exceed two consecutive weeks.
      (3)   Streamer signs shall be limited to four occasions during any calendar year on the same parcel.
      (4)   There should be a minimum of a one-month period between the end of one occasion and the beginning of the next on the same parcel.
(Ord. 2018-06, passed 7-9-2018, § 155.193)