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(a) Reinspection and Maintenance. All signs for which a permit shall be issued in accordance with this chapter shall be subject to the following provisions:
(1) The Zoning Administrator or designee shall reinspect each sign as needed following erection of such sign to determine its continued compliance with the approved permit and plans as they were issued and to insure proper operating conditions and maintenance in accordance with this chapter. The permit holder and the owner of the property where the sign is located owner shall be responsible for maintaining the appearance, safety and structural integrity of the sign at all times.
(2) Whenever the inspecting official finds a sign in need of repair, support, replacement, cleaning, repainting, or any maintenance service necessary to maintain reasonable and proper appearance and public safety, he or she shall issue an order to the permit holder allowing thirty days to effect needed repairs or maintenance. If the inspecting official determines that the existing condition of the sign creates an immediate hazard to the health or safety of the general public, he or she shall issue an order to the permit holder requiring the sign to be removed immediately. If the permit holder does not comply with the order to repair or remove the sign, then the inspecting official may then issue an order requiring the owner of the property where the sign is located to repair or remove the sign.
(3) Failure of a permit holder and/or the owner of the property where the sign is located to comply with the provisions listed above shall be cause for the inspecting official to order the permit issued for the sign void and issue an order for the sign to be removed. The cost of removal will be assessed to the property owner. If the property owner refuses to pay for removal of the sign, the cost of such removal shall be assessed to the property owner's tax records.
(Ord. 2016-O-22. Passed 9-13-16.)