1294.11  TEMPORARY SIGNS.
   (a)   General Provisions.
      (1)   No temporary signs in a residential district shall be illuminated.
      (2)   All temporary signs shall comply with Section 1294.07(b) and (c).
      (3)   Any sign which does not comply with the provisions of this section shall comply with all other provisions of this chapter.
      (4)   The provisions of this section are not applicable to Federal, State, County and City governmental entities.
      (5)   The Zoning Inspector may authorize the installation of temporary signs in accordance with the requirements of this section.
      (6)   For certain temporary signs an approval letter shall be required prior to installation.  The height of a temporary sign, when the sign is installed flat against a building, shall not exceed the height of the building on the lot or the building height limitation of the district, whichever is less, unless otherwise allowed.
      (7)   Temporary signs as defined in this Code are not subject to fees.
      (8)   Temporary signs shall include, but are not limited to, those described in subsections (b) through (l) below.
   (b)   Post Sign.
      (1)   A sign installed on a post or structure (other than a building) and constructed of paper, cardboard, plastic, laminated cardboard, wood, metal or similar material shall not be permitted.
      (2)   Upon written notification to the property owner, tenant, or a representative of either party of the existence of a post sign in violation of this Code, the Zoning Inspector is authorized to remove such post sign.  Where a post sign is located on a vacant lot, no notification is necessary.  Personal service upon the owner, tenant or employee at the premises shall be sufficient to satisfy the notification requirements of this Code.
   (c)   Banner Sign.
      (1)   A sign normally fabricated of a flexible material such as a coated fabric, which is suspended between two or more poles or structures or attached to a building or other structure.
      (2)   Prior to the installation of a banner sign, an approval letter shall be obtained from the Zoning Inspector.  The approval letter may be issued to the property owner, tenant, or a representative of either party.  No more than two approval letters shall be issued in a calendar year to a given address or business location with a minimum of ninety days between approval letters.  The approval letter shall be displayed on the same property as the banner and shall be visible from the street.
      (3)   Upon written notification to the property owner, tenant, or a representative of either party of the existence of a banner sign in violation of this Code, the Zoning Inspector is authorized to remove such banner sign.  In the case of a vacant lot, no notification is necessary.  Personal service upon the owner, tenant, or employee at the premises shall be sufficient to satisfy the notification requirements of this Code.
      (4)   A banner sign shall comply with all applicable sections of this Code and:
         A.   Must be removed within thirty days of placement.
         B.   Must not exceed six square feet in area in any R-District or thirty square feet in any OBCI Districts.
         C.   Signs not exceeding six square feet in area must be placed at least ten feet back from the improved road surface.  Any sign exceeding six square feet in area shall be placed at least twenty feet back from the improved road surface.
         D.   Must not have any flashing, blinking, intermittent or moving lights.
         E.   Must not interfere with traffic visibility.
      (5)   This section shall not be applicable to signs of similar material attached to a sign frame permitted under other sections of this Code.
   (d)   Inflatable Structure.
      (1)   A structure inflated with air or gas, which rests on the ground or another structure, or floats in the air and is affixed to the ground or a structure.
      (2)   Prior to the installation of an inflatable structure, an approval letter shall be obtained from the Zoning Inspector.  The approval letter may be issued to the property owner, tenant, or a representative of either party.  No more than two approval letters shall be issued in a calendar year to a given address or business location with a minimum of ninety days between approval letters.  The approval letter shall be displayed on the same property as the inflatable structure and shall be visible from the street.
      (3)   Upon written notification to the property owner, tenant, or a representative of either party of the existence of an inflatable structure in violation of this Code, the Zoning Inspector is authorized to remove such inflatable structure.  Where the inflatable structure is located on a vacant lot, no notification is necessary.  Personal service upon the owner, tenant or employee at the premises shall be sufficient to satisfy the notification requirements of this Code.  An inflatable structure shall comply with all applicable sections of this Code and:
         A.   Must be removed within fourteen days of placement, except as in F. below.
         B.   Inflatable structures shall not be permitted in R-Districts.  In all OBCI Districts, inflatable structures shall be placed at least twenty feet back from the improved road surface.  An inflated structure shall be affixed to the ground or a structure at a location that should the inflated structure fall to the ground it will not fall onto an improved road surface or public right-of-way.
         C.   Must comply with the sign height limitation of the district in which it is placed.  The size of the structure is not limited.
         D.   Must not have any flashing, blinking, intermittent or moving lights.
         E.   Must not interfere with traffic visibility.
         F.   Inflatable holiday decorations are permitted in OBCI and R-Districts without a permit.  There is no time limitation on holiday decorations.
   (e)   Portable Sign.
      (1)   Any sign that is designed to be or is readily portable which does not match the description of one of the other temporary signs in this section.
      (2)   Prior to the installation of a portable sign, an approval letter shall be obtained from the Zoning Inspector.  The approval letter may be issued to the property owner, tenant, or a representative of either party.  No more than two approval letters shall be issued in a calendar year to a given address or business location with a minimum of ninety days between approval letters.  The approval letter shall be displayed on the same property as the portable sign and shall be visible from the street.
      (3)   Upon written notification to the property owner, tenant, or a representative of either party of the existence of any portable sign in violation of this Code, the Zoning Inspector is authorized to remove such portable sign. Where a portable sign is located in a vacant lot, no notification is necessary.  Personal service upon the owner, tenant or employee at the premises shall be sufficient to satisfy the notification requirements of this Code.
      (4)   A portable sign shall comply with all applicable sections of this Code and:
         A.   Must be removed within thirty days of placement.
         B.   Must not exceed six square feet in area in any R-District or thirty-two square feet in any OBCI Districts.
         C.   Signs not exceeding six square feet in area must be placed at least ten feet from the improved road surface.  Any sign exceeding six square feet in area shall be placed at least twenty feet back from the improved road surface.
         D.   Must not have any flashing, blinking, intermittent or moving lights.
         E.   Must not interfere with traffic visibility.
         F.   Top of the sign shall not be more than five feet above grade in any R- District, and not more than seven feet above grade in any OBCI District.
   (f)   Framed Sign.
      (1)   A sign enclosed in a frame attached to the exterior surface of a building and constructed of a material such as paper, cardboard or similar material, which can be removed from its frame without the use of a tool.  The size of a single framed sign shall be a maximum of six square feet.  All signs on a single wall combined together shall be a maximum of twelve square feet.  All signs on a building combined together shall be a maximum of eighteen square feet.  Signs with interchangeable letters or messages are not framed signs and do require a permit.
      (2)   No permit or approval letter is required for a framed sign.
      (3)   Upon written notification to the property owner, tenant, or a representative of either party of the existence of any framed sign in violation of this Code, the Zoning Inspector is authorized to remove such framed sign.  Where a framed sign is located in a vacant lot, no notification is necessary.
      (4)   Personal service upon the owner, tenant or employee at the premises shall be sufficient to satisfy the notification requirements of this Code.
      (5)   A framed sign shall comply with all applicable sections of this Code and:
         A.   A framed sign in compliance with this Code may remain without time limits.
         B.   Must be placed flat against the wall of the building.
         C.   Must not have any flashing, blinking, intermittent or moving lights.
         D.   Must not be an illuminated sign.
         E.   Must have a maximum allowable projection of two inches beyond the face of the wall in which it is attached.
   (g)   All other temporary signs. All other temporary signs, including but not limited to, promotional signs, contractor signs, political and announcement signs, and development signs may be erected in conformity with the provisions hereof without a permit or approval letter. Such signs shall comply with all applicable sections of this code and:
      (1)   Shall not exceed six square feet in area, except that in a district zoned commercial or industrial (LC, GC, LI, GI) such signs shall not exceed thirty-two square feet.
      (2)   Shall not be placed within ten feet of the improved road surface.
      (3)   Shall not have any flashing, blinking, intermittent, or moving lights.
      (4)   Shall not interfere with traffic visibility.
      (5)   Shall not exceed, at the top of such sign, five feet above grade in any R District or seven feet above grade in any OBCI District.
   (h)   Window Sign.  The installation and display of a window sign does not require a permit or an approval letter.
(Ord. 08-33.  Passed 5-4-09; Ord. 20-37-A.  Passed 2-1-21.)