§ 154.140  PURPOSE.
   (A)   The purpose of this subchapter is to provide standards for the use and display of signs. It is recognized that signs serve an important function and, therefore, reasonable and adequate display of signs is permitted under the provisions of this subchapter. At the same time, this subchapter recognizes that there is a definite need to regulate the display of signs as signs utilize the visual element of the public  right-of-way to bring messages to the public. Limitations and standards are established herein consistent with the type of district and the uses and activities in the district.
   (B)   Any sign placed on land or on a building for the purposes of identification or protection of the same or for advertising a use conducted thereon or therein shall be deemed to be accessory and incidental to that land, building or use. It is the purpose of this subchapter to place limitations on the display of all signs as will assure that they will be appropriate to the land, building or use to which they are appurtenant and be adequate, but not excessive, for the intended purpose of identification, protection or advertisement.
(2004 Code, § 154.135)  (Ord. 01-296, passed 8-14-2001)