§ 154.47  SIGNS.
   (A)   Purpose. The purpose of sign regulations is to encourage the effective use of signs as a means of communication in the city; to maintain and enhance the aesthetic environment and the city’s ability to attract sources of economic development and growth; to improve pedestrian and traffic safety; to minimize the possible adverse effect of signs on nearby public and private property; and to enable the fair and consistent enforcement of these sign restrictions.
   (B)   General requirements.
      (1)   No sign shall be located, erected, moved, reconstructed, extended, enlarged, or structurally altered except in compliance with the city  sign ordinance (Chapter 152). Non-conforming signs shall be subject to the provisions of § 154.45.
      (2)   All signs, canopies, awnings, and marquees shall be structurally safe and securely anchored, fastened, or supported.
      (3)   No revolving beacon or fountain signs are permitted in any district, except such signs related to the operation of public facilities.
   (C)   Special requirements.
      (1)   Signs in the residential district shall not exceed a maximum of 96 square feet in area. Chapter 152 may further restrict permitted size.
      (2)   Signs in the C-1 Commercial District shall not exceed a maximum of 96 square feet in area. Chapter 152 may further restrict permitted size.
      (3)   Signs in the C-2 Commercial and I-1 Industrial District shall comply with Chapter 152.
(Ord. 19-1, passed 8-10-1998; Ord. 19-1, passed 10-10-2005)  Penalty, see § 154.99