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(A) Definition. A nonconforming sign is a sign that was legally established but which no longer complies with the sign regulations of this chapter.
(B) Expansion. A nonconforming sign shall not be enlarged, expanded or otherwise improved except for the purpose of normal maintenance.
For the purpose of this subsection (B), otherwise improved shall include the addition of lighting or new colors. “Normal maintenance” shall include replacement of rotting or dilapidated materials with equivalent materials, painting (with the same color), and other restorative measures.
(C) Moving. A nonconforming sign shall not be moved in whole or in part to any other location unless the move results in the entire sign being brought into compliance with all applicable regulations of this chapter.
(D) Loss of nonconforming status. If a sign is destroyed by any means by more than 50% of its value, it shall not be reestablished except in compliance with all applicable regulations of this chapter.
(E) Signs accessory to nonconforming uses and structures. Signs accessory to nonconforming uses and structures shall be permitted, subject to the applicable sign standards of § 151.173.
(Ord., § 12.5, passed 10-13-2009)