§ 155.02  DEFINITIONS.
   For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   AWNING.  A shelter supported entirely from the exterior wall of a building and composed of nonrigid materials except for the supporting framework.
   AWNING SIGN. A sign located on an awning.
   BUSINESS CENTER.  A commercial, office or industrial development consisting of two or more businesses, planned, developed, owned and managed as a unit, and sharing facilities such as parking or pedestrian areas.
   CITY BUSINESS DISTRICT.  All areas within the city not included in the Historic District, but zoned for business as either commercial or office.
   CITY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT.  All areas within the city not included in the Historic District, but zoned residential.
   CONSTRUCT.  To build, assemble, attach, hang, place, suspend, affix or paint a sign.
   DIRECTIONAL SIGN. Any sign on a lot that directs the movement or placement of pedestrian or vehicular traffic with or without reference to, or inclusion of, the name of a product sold or a service performed on the lot or in a building, structure or business enterprise occupying the same.
   DISPLAY SURFACE AREA.  The net geometric area enclosed by the display surface of the sign, including the outer extremities of all letters, characters and delineations, provided, however, that display surface area shall not include the structural supports for freestanding signs. Only one face of a double-faced sign as defined shall be considered in determining the display surface area.
   ELECTRONIC MESSAGE CENTER.  A sign upon which letters, characters or images are placed electronically or electrically to provide a message or picture.
   FEATHER SIGN.  A temporary sign typically supported on a single pole with the message on one side of that pole, and unsupported on the other.
 
   HISTORIC DISTRICT.  The area designated by Ordinance 801 as the city Historic District.
   ILLUMINATED SIGN.  A sign that emanates light, either by means of exposed tubing or lamps on its surface, or by means of illumination transmitted through the sign faces.
   INDUSTRIAL DISTRICTS. Areas within the city zoned manufacturing for industrial uses.
   MARQUEE SIGN.  A permanent canopy, often of metal and glass, pro jecting over an entrance.
   MONUMENT SIGN. A sign that is not a part of or attached to any bui lding, in which the entire sign base is in contact with the ground.
 
   MULTI-TENANT BUILDING.  A commercial structure co ntaining more than one space to be occupied by an owner or les see.
   MURAL. A painting, mosaic, fresco or other permanent artwork attached or applied directly to the outside of a structure.
    NEON LIGHTING.  Glass tubing, either fashioned or extruded, containing either argon or neon gases,  illuminated by means of electric current transformed from two to 1,500 watts, but limited to 20, 30, or 60 milliamps.
   OFF-PREMISES SIGN.  A sign advertising a land use, business, product  or service not located or available upon the premises whereon the sign is located.
   POLE SIGN.  A freestanding sign affixed, attached or constructed on a pole or poles, and that is not itself an integral part of or attached to a building or structure, and has no structural base on which the sign is located.
 
   PROHIBITED SIGNS.  Signs that specifically prohibited in the city.
   PROJECTING SIGN.  A sign that projects at an angle to the building surface. These signs may be flat or three-dimensional.
 
   ROOF SIGN.  A sign upon or above the roof line or parapet of a building or structure.
 
   REPLACEMENT COST OF SIGN.  The actual, cash-value cost of replacing a sign with one similar to the sign being replaced, as provided by the property owner and accepted by the Zoning Administrator.
   SIDEWALK SIGN. A type of portable sign intended to be placed on a hard surface, most commonly a sidewalk.
 
   SIGN.  Any device, frame, letter, figure, character, mark, picture, stripe, trademark or reading material, whether affixed to a building or separate from any building, used or intended to be used to attract the attention of, or convey information to the general public.
   TEMPORARY SIGN.  A sign that is easily installed and not intended or suitable for long-term or permanent display due to lightweight or insubstantial construction materials.
   TEMPORARY WINDOW SIGN. A sign that is not permanently affixed to a window.
   WALL SIGN.  A sign attached to, painted on, or constructed against a wall of a building, whose display surface is parallel to the face of the building.  It may consist of three-dimensional letter forms applied to or raised from a separate, flat background.
   WINDOW SIGN.  A sign permanently affixed or painted directly on the glass, suspended in the window, or back-supported and placed behind a windowpane for the purpose of viewing from the outside of the premise. This definition does not include merchandise or window displays.
   ZONING DISTRICT.  A section or sections of the city for established in the Zoning Ordinance to regulate the use of buildings and land for each class of use permitted.
(Ord. 21-020, passed 8-18-21)