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(a) Residential Districts - Temporary signs, other than those utilized by uses covered under Section 1165.06(a)(1), (2), or (3) in this Chapter are prohibited in residential zoning districts. For those uses covered under Section 1165.05 (a)(1), (2), (3), or (4), the provisions set forth in Section 1165.06 (b)(1-13) shall apply. In addition, the following types of signs and displays are permitted in residential zoning districts and do not require zoning or sign permits:
(2) Displays noting the celebration of a special family event such as a birthday, anniversary, birth of a child or similar event shall conform to the following standards as well as the other applicable standards of this Chapter and the Kent Codified Ordinances:
A. Such signs and displays may not be utilized for more than three (3) consecutive days.
B. Such signs may not be offensive by displaying profane language, or nudity.
(3) Signs advertising garage or yard sales as regulated by Chapter 769 of the Kent Codified Ordinances.
(4) Temporary signs may not be placed in or on top of vehicles.
(5) Electronic, changeable copy is prohibited on temporary signs.
(b) Non-Residential Districts - Temporary signs in non-residential districts shall conform to the following standards as well as the other applicable standards of the Codified Ordinances:
(2) Maximum Number -
A. On lots of five (5) acres or less, no more than one (1) temporary sign is permitted at once.
B. On lots of five (5) acres or more, or with three (3) or more businesses, no more than two (2) temporary signs are permitted at once.
(3) Permitted Type - Temporary Freestanding Signs, Wall Signs, and Banners and Pennants are the only type of temporary signs permitted.
(4) Maximum Area - Temporary Signs shall not exceed forty (40) square feet in area.
(5) Minimum Setback from Street Right-of-Way - Except for the C/D zoning district, Temporary Signs shall be located no closer than ten (10) feet from the public right-of-way line.
(6) Maximum Height - Temporary Signs shall be no more than six (6) feet in height.
(7) Display period - For Each Temporary Sign permitted, a business or other entity may not display the Temporary Sign for more than forty-five (45) days per lot in a six month period. Further, any Temporary Sign that is not exempted by any other provision within the Zoning Code and advertises for a business, corporation, or any other entity that is not a charity, non-profit, or government entity must also be located on the lot where the business, corporation or any other entity that is not a charity, non-profit, or government entity functions, conducts business, is located, and/or owns.
(8) Mounting brackets and posts - All materials used to anchor the Temporary Sign, including mounting brackets and posts, shall be removed when the Temporary Sign is removed.
(9) Permit requirements - Unless otherwise stated, all temporary signs in nonresidential districts require a Temporary Sign Permit which shall be obtained before the sign is installed. The fee for the Temporary Sign permit shall be doubled if the permit is not obtained prior to installation.
(10) Temporary signs may not be placed in or on top of vehicles.
(11) Comprehensive Sign Plan - On sites where a Comprehensive Sign Plan has been approved by the Planning Commission, the provisions of the approved plan shall supersede subsections (b) (1-9) above.
(12) Removal - Temporary signs shall be removed within two (2) calendar days from the expiration day of the temporary sign permit issued for the sign. The display or use of the sign or its support structure beyond the expiration of the permit is prohibited and shall constitute a violation of the ordinance and be subject to enforcement under Section 1165.99 of this Chapter.
(13) Electronic, changeable copy is prohibited on temporary signs.
(Ord. 2013-83. Passed 8-21-13.)