(a)   Signs are allowed as follows in the C-1, C-2, C-3 and C-4 Commercial Zones except those signs prohibited by Section 1335.06:
      (1)   All signs as permitted in Sections 1335.14 and 1335.15, including the special regulations and allowances, except as may be more or less restricted in this Section 1335.16.
      (2)   Freestanding sign(s), or monument sign(s), portable signs, or a combination of each, per street frontage not to exceed one and one-half square feet in total sign area for each lineal foot of property frontage. Signs, individually or in combination, may not exceed a maximum height of twenty-five feet and must be set back at least ten feet back from the public right-of-way, except that signs forty-eight inches tall or less (being no greater than six square feet in dimension) that are constructed of a break-a-way material that will not endanger the public when struck, may be positioned no closer than five feet of the public right-of-way.
      (3)   One wall sign or electric awning sign and nonfreestanding signs of all other types that are attached to a building, so long as the herein mentioned signs do not exceed in total, more than fifteen percent (15%) of aggregate area of building elevation on which the signs are installed.
      (4)   Temporary special event sign(s) per premises, or grand openings, not to exceed 100 square feet, not to exceed ninety days per calendar year per premises. Temporary special event signs shall not be placed closer than ten feet from the right-of-way. Temporary special event signs shall not be included in the total sign area for the purpose of this section.
      (5)   Portable signs.
   (b)   Special regulations and allowances for C-1, C-2, C-3 and C-4 Commercial Zones are as follows:
      (1)   Under-canopy signs must have a minimum clearance of eight feet above grade.
      (2)   Clearance of signs for freestanding signs must be a minimum of ten feet above grade when in a Clear View Zone.
      (3)   Sidewalk signs shall not be more than six square feet of “sign area” and shall be only allowed for business use where there exists no private property frontage. Placement will be permitted to the extent that it does not interfere with pedestrian traffic and the sidewalk is left open for ADA compliance. This type of sign is excluded from any licensing requirement for placement in or upon the public right-of-way. Sidewalk signs are only permitted to be displayed during opened business hours.
      (4)   Portable signs shall not exceed forty square feet and must maintain a setback of a minimum of ten feet from the public right-of-way and shall not exceed one per premises.
      (5)   No combination of poles or support structure of a free-standing sign shall exceed fifty percent (50%) of total sign width.
         (Ord. 047-06. Passed 6-5-06.)