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A. All signs shall be maintained in a structurally sound manner and free from missing or defective parts, discoloration, peeling or faded paint or decals, bent, broken, or missing casings or faceplates. The display surface of all signs shall be kept clean, neatly painted, and free from rust and corrosion. Any crack, broken surface, malfunctioning lights, missing sign copy, or other unmaintained or damaged portion of a sign, including the sign structure, shall be repaired or replaced. Cabinet signs designed to accommodate plexiglass or plastic sign faces shall be so equipped at all times. Sign cabinets for vacant buildings or tenant spaces shall be covered with blank plexiglass panels.
B. Owners of properties on which signs not properly maintained may be issued a notice to maintain, alter, or repair the sign by the Director. Upon a written notice from the Director, the maintenance, alterations, or repairs specified in the notice shall be made within 30 calendar days after the date of receipt of such notice.
C. For wall-mounted signs, at such time that they are altered, maintained, or replaced, the wall surface behind and surrounding the wall mounted sign shall be cleaned, painted, and repaired to the satisfaction of the Director. (Ord. 935 § 3 (part), 2015)