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(a) Temporary signs, including those on wheels, not otherwise referred to in this chapter and not in conflict with the purpose of this chapter may be displayed for not more than a one month period, semiannually, by obtaining a special permit from the Zoning Inspector.
(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) hereof, governmental political subdivisions that are located in the business zoning district of the City may display temporary banner signs that are either affixed to their building or mounted in the manner described below for not more than fourteen days a year. Any governmental political subdivision that wishes to display a banner pursuant to the terms of this section shall register with the City before displaying the banner.
(c) For the purposes of this section a "banner" shall not:
(1) Exceed thirty inches by eighty inches in size and all banners shall be made of awning or acrylic canvas or marine acrylic fabric.
(2) All banners shall be attached to the building or a pole by a heavy-duty metal bracket system specifically manufactured for this purpose. No banners may be erected in the City right-of-way. All banners not affixed to a building shall be mounted to provide a minimum clearance of fourteen feet from the bottom of the banner to the ground.
(3) No banner shall be mounted which obstructs or interferes with any traffic sign or traffic control device.
(d) The owner of property in the Business, Office Building or Industrial Districts in the City may allow up to two temporary signs to be displayed on their property for the time periods specified in subsection (a) hereof. Any temporary sign displayed pursuant to this subsection (d) shall not exceed three feet in height or two feet in width and any such sign shall not be displayed in the road right-of-way. The owner of the temporary sign that is displayed pursuant to this subsection (d) shall obtain a special permit from the Zoning Inspector to display the sign and the owner of the property where the sign is to be displayed shall provide authorization to the City that the temporary sign may be displayed on its property.
(e) The sign permitted in this section shall be maintained in good repair by the permit holder.
(f) Any person who violates any provision of this section shall be guilty of a minor misdemeanor. A separate offense shall be deemed committed each day during or on which a violation or noncompliance occurs or continues.
(Ord. 79-O-14. Passed 7-24-79; Ord. 2010-O-06. Passed 5-25-10; Ord. 2016-O-22. Passed 9- 13-16.)