§ 153.144  EXCEPTIONS TO REQUIRED REMOVAL AFTER A SPECIFIED PERIOD OF TIME (AMORTIZATION).
   (A)   Nonconforming signs which contain, in lieu of any other copy, otherwise lawful, noncommercial copy that does not direct attention to a business operated for profit, or to a commodity or service for sale, provided the sign complies with the size, height, lighting, spacing and setbacks requirements of this chapter shall not be subject to the requirements of § 153.143(C).
   (B)   Normal maintenance of all nonconforming signs, including necessary nonstructural repairs, incidental alterations or copy alterations which do not extend or intensify the nonconforming features of the sign, shall be permitted during the amortization period for the sign. However, no structural alteration, enlargement or extension shall be made to a nonconforming sign unless the alteration, enlargement or extension of the nonconforming features of the sign or by an order of the Administrator to ensure the safety of the structure.
(Prior UDO, § 8.10)  Penalty, see § 153.999