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The following signs shall be permitted in residential districts except that no sign shall be located closer than one-half (1/2) of the required setback distance of the lot:
(A) Nameplates, identification, and construction signs subject to the following:
1. Lots that contain single-family dwellings shall be permitted to have two (2) nameplates not to exceed two (2) square feet in area.
2. Lots with multi-family dwellings shall be permitted to have one identification sign not to exceed twelve (12) square feet in area.
3. In connection with the construction or remodeling (construction sign) of a building or subdivision there shall be permitted one sign not to exceed twenty four (24) square feet in area; on corner lots two (2) signs will be permitted provided they face different streets. All construction signs shall be removed within fourteen (14) days after occupancy permits are granted for the building or subdivision, whichever may be applicable. Provided, however, for subdivisions this section shall only be interpreted as allowing one construction sign (or 2 signs in the case of a corner lot) per subdivision.
(B) Signs within residential districts but not on a lot devoted primarily to a residential use shall conform to the following specifications:
1. No more than one sign shall be permitted per lot, except that on a corner lot two (2) signs will be permitted provided they face different streets.
2. No sign shall exceed twenty four (24) square feet in area.
3. No sign shall project higher than ten feet (10') above the ground level.
(C) All other signs shall conform to the following specifications:
1. No sign shall project higher than five feet (5') in height above the ground level unless in a window.
2. The maximum surface area of all signs on a lot (be it a single sign or multiple) shall not exceed six (6) square feet in area.
3. All signs shall be freestanding but not permanently affixed to the ground. Provided, however, signs placed in a window need not be freestanding.
4. No sign permitted under this subsection shall be illuminated.
5. No sign that in any way relates (directly or indirectly) to an event or occurrence shall be allowed prior to sixty (60) days of said event or occurrence (if objectively determinable) and shall be removed within fourteen (14) days after said event or occurrence.
(D) Signs identified in subsections (A) and (B) of this section may be illuminated by external means only (e.g., light bulb). Said illumination must be limited to the face of the sign and not be flashing. (Ord. 08-08, 7-21-2008)