Temporary signs shall be non-illuminated and shall be erected or displayed for a limited period of time. Maximum surface area of temporary wall signs, including but not limited to banners and window signs, shall be counted as part of the percentage allowable for wall signs and shall not exceed twenty-five percent (25%) of the building face of the wall to which it is attached. Temporary signs are portable, that is movable from one location to another, and are not permanently attached to the ground or any immobile structure. The following temporary signs shall not require a permit but are subject to applicable restrictions contained within this chapter:
   (A)   Banners: Banners shall be allowed in commercial and industrial districts only when attached at all four corners to the principal building provided they do not exceed fifty (50) square feet in area. Maximum of two banners per wall.
   (B)   For Sale/Rent: Signs indicating the sale or rental of the premises on which the sign is located, provided all signs shall be removed no later than seven (7) days after the sale or lease is closed.
   (C)   Auction: Signs advertising auctions of real and personal property, provided all signs shall be removed on the day the auction is held.
   (D)   Campaign: Campaign signs shall be permitted in all districts and are
subject to the following additional regulations:
      (1)   Campaign signs shall not be posted on any public property.
      (2)   No person shall post or attempt to post a campaign sign on private property without the express consent of the owner or occupant of such property.
      (3)   All campaign signs shall be removed within ten (10) days following the election to which it applies; the owner of the property on which the sign is placed is responsible for its removal.
   (E)   Construction: Construction signs, non-illuminated, to be removed upon completion of the project.
   (F)   Not For Profit Events: Signs announcing or relating to a drive or event of a civic, philanthropic, educational, or religious organization are allowed. These signs shall be removed within forty-eight (48) hours of the conclusion of the event to which they relate.
   (G)   Special Event Displays (Commercial): Special event displays are allowed for businesses within a commercial or industrial district or for permitted businesses in a residential district. Temporary signs such as portable signs, tethered balloons, inflatable signs or similar signs or devices may be erected on the premises of an establishment having a grand opening or special event, provided that such sign shall be displayed no more than sixty (60) days during one (1) calendar year. Prior to its display, such signs must be registered with the Administrator, via letter or fax, stating the beginning and ending date for display.
(Ord. 99-06, passed 6-7-99) Penalty, see § 158.99