(A)   In accordance with the provisions of I.C. 36-7-4-601, this subchapter contains requirements that are intended to further the goals of the comprehensive plan. These regulations are intended to promote traffic safety and to protect the visual appearance of the county, specifically as follows:
      (1)   To avoid proliferation of signs;
      (2)   To maintain and enhance the aesthetic environment of the county;
      (3)   To encourage signs to be compatible with the design of buildings and with the surrounding area;
      (4)   Encourage simplicity and readability of signs;
      (5)   Encourage employment of the principles of good design in community development; and
      (6)   To enhance economic development and growth.
   (B)   It is the intent of this subchapter to encourage the design and placement of signs that are all of the following:
      (1)   Legible and effective for communication in the circumstances in which they are seen;
      (2)   Appropriate to the activity that displays them;
      (3)   Expressive of both the individual activity and the community as a whole; and
      (4)   Compatible with their surroundings.
(Ord. 2006-13, passed 4-3-2006; Ord. 2012-9, passed 7-2-2012)