SECTION 15.6 CLASSIFICATION OF SIGNS:
The following classification of signs shall be deemed to include all signs permitted in any zone unless other signs are specifically listed and provided for. The classification of all signs shall be determined by the Zoning Administrator. (Permitted use and location of signs  see SECTION 15.7)
   A.   CLASS 1: The following signs meeting the following specifications shall constitute Class 1 and shall be only business or identification signs, as defined herein.
      1.   STRUCTURAL TYPE: Window signs and coverings; single faced only.
      2.   MAXIMUM SIZE OF SIGN:  No restriction on size of any individual graphics/signage. Letters shall not exceed twenty-four inches (24") in height.
      3.   MAXIMUM HEIGHT ABOVE GRADE AT TOP OF SIGN:  Attached directly to the inside surface of the window hole parallel to wall face as defined in SECTION 7.0 of this Ordinance.
      4.   LIMITATIONS ON NUMBER OF SIGNS: One (1) Class 1 sign shall be permitted per each individual use.
      5.   OTHER LIMITATIONS:
         (a)   Shall be neither animated nor illuminated.
         (b)   Window signs and coverings shall comply with the following requirements:
            (1)   Window Perforation Film: Allows 50% open/50% opaque film covering. Perforated film background colors to be in 75% - 100% grayscale only. Perforated film to be consistent across frontage of the business. No perforated film allowed on entry doors.
            (2)   Window Tinting: The same shall apply to clear windows. Tinting to be consistent across frontage of the business. No reflective and/or bronze tinting is allowable. No tinting shall be allowed on entry doors. Anv signage thereon shall not exceed twenty percent (20%) of the total window coverage.
   B.   CLASS 2: The following signs meeting the following specifications shall constitute Class 2 and shall be only business or identification signs, as defined herein.
      1.   STRUCTURAL TYPE:  Ground or pole sign; single or double-faced.
      2.   MAXIMUM SIZE OF SIGN:  Four (4) square feet in outside area.
      3.   MAXIMUM HEIGHT ABOVE GRADE AT TOP OF SIGN:  Six (6) feet.
      4.   LIMITATIONS ON NUMBER OF SIGNS: One (1) sign for each curb cut, plus a maximum of four (4) signs within the off street parking area.
      5.   OTHER LIMITATIONS:
         (a)   May be illuminated but only from a concealed light source and shall not be flashing, glaring nor animated.
         (b)   Shall be limited in subject matter to off street parking directions and instructions and shall not contain any advertisement of product or merchandise.
         (c)   No part of any ground or pole sign shall be closer than five (5) feet from any property line.
         (d)   No pole sign shall be, at its lowest point, less than four (4) feet from the ground.
   C.   CLASS 3: The following signs meeting the following specifications shall constitute Class 3 and shall be only business or identification signs, as defined herein.
      1.   STRUCTURAL TYPE: Individual letters only; single face only.
      2.   MAXIMUM SIZE OF SIGN:
         (a)   One (1) square foot of area for each horizontal linear foot of building wall upon which the sign or signs are to be located, except that in the SC and RFD Zones the ratio shall be one and one-half (1½) square foot for each horizontal linear foot of building wall per which the sign or signs are to be located.
         (b)   Maximum size of letters shall be thirty six (36) inches in overall height.
         (c)   Exposed neon may be used, subject to the approval of the Board of Adjustments.
         (d)   The total size for individual letter signs shall be computer by taking the area enclosed within a rectangle that is needed to completely encompass the letter or insignia of the sign.
      3.   MAXIMUM HEIGHT ABOVE GRADE AT TOP OF SIGN: Attached flat to building but shall not extend above or beyond any wall of the building as defined in SECTION 7.0 of this Ordinance.
      4.   LIMITATION ON NUMBER OF SIGNS: One (1) sign for each street frontage of the lot on which the primary permitted use is located, except that where a complex of buildings in an attached shopping complex or an attached group of buildings only one (1) such sign shall be permitted for each individual separate business building. Separate business building shall be construed to mean space allotted to the operation of one (1) firm, company, or corporation having separate ownership, or separate rental or lease. A professional office building within such a complex, if permitted within the zone under consideration, shall not be considered as containing separate businesses for this purpose, but shall have only one (1) such sign regardless of how many firms, companies, or corporations have separate ownership, rental, or lease within said office building.
      5.   OTHER LIMITATIONS:
         (a)   Shall be neither flashing nor animated.
         (b)   May be illuminated, but only from a concealed light source.
   D.   CLASS 4: The following signs meeting the following specifications shall constitute Class 4 and shall be only business or identification signs, as defined herein.
      1.   STRUCTURAL TYPE: Flat sign; single faced only.
      2.   MAXIMUM SIZE OF SIGN: One (1) square foot of area for each horizontal linear foot of building wall upon which the sign or signs are to be located, except that in the SC and RFD Zones the ratio shall be one and one-half (1½) square feet of area for each horizontal linear foot of building wall upon which the sign or signs are to be located.
      3.   MAXIMUM HEIGHT ABOVE GRADE AT TOP OF SIGN: Attached to building, but shall not extend above or beyond any wall of the building as defined in SECTION 7.0 of this Ordinance.
      4.   LIMITATION ON NUMBER OF SIGNS: One (1) sign for each street frontage of the lot on which the primary permitted use is located except that where a complex of buildings is an attached shopping complex or an attached group of buildings only one (1) such sign shall be permitted for each individual separate business building. Separate business building shall be construed to mean space allotted to the operation of one (1) firm, company, or incorporation having separate ownership, or separate rental or lease. A professional office building within such a complex, if permitted within the zone under consideration, shall not be considered as containing separate businesses for this purpose, but shall have only one (1) such sign regardless of how many firms, companies, or incorporations having separate ownership, rental, or lease within said office building.
      5.   OTHER LIMITATIONS:
         (a)   Shall be neither flashing nor animated.
         (b)   May be illuminated, but only from a concealed light source.
         (c)   Exposed neon may be used, subject to the approval of the Board of adjustments.
   E.   CLASS 5: The following signs meeting the following specifications shall constitute Class 5 and shall be only business or identifications signs, as defined herein.
      1.   STRUCTURAL TYPE: Ground sign; single or double faced.
      2.   MAXIMUM SIZE OF SIGN: Twenty five (25) square feet.
      3.   MAXIMUM HEIGHT ABOVE GRADE AT TOP OF SIGN: Ten (10) feet.
      4.   LIMITATIONS:
         (a)   One (1) sign may be erected for each street frontage of the lot or building site on which the primary permitted use is located.
         (b)   One (1) sign may be erected for identification purposes of a residential subdivision.
         (c)   For individual businesses in the NC zone, not part of a shopping center complex, where the principal. building is set back fifty (50) feet or more; one (1) sign is permitted.
      5.   OTHER LIMITATIONS:
         (a)   Shall be neither flashing or animated.
         (b)   May be illuminated, but only from a concealed light source.
         (c)   No part of any ground sign shall be closer than five (5) feet from any property line.
   F.   CLASS 6: The following signs meeting the following specifications shall constitute Class 6 and shall be only business or identification signs, as defined herein.
      1.   STRUCTURAL TYPE: Ground signs; single or double-faced.
      2.   MAXIMUM SIZE OF SIGN: One hundred fifty (150) square feet.
      3.   MAXIMUM HEIGHT ABOVE GRADE AT TOP OF SIGN: Thirty (30) feet.
      4.   LIMITATIONS:
         (a)   One (1) sign may be erected on each abutting major street identifying the name of shopping complex of three (3) or more businesses located in a unified building or an attached group of buildings. One LED sign is permitted per each shopping complex entry sign in the SC zone.
         (b)   One (1) sign may be erected along each abutting arterial street entrance into an Industrial Zone for the purposes of identifying the name of the Industrial Park.
      5.   OTHER LIMITATIONS:
         (a)   Shall be neither flashing or animated.
         (b)   May be illuminated, but only from a concealed light source.
         (c)   No part of any ground or pole sign shall be closer than five (5) feet from any property line.
         (d)   No pole sign shall be, at its lowest point, less than ten (10) feet from the ground.
   G.   CLASS 7: The following signs meeting the following specifications shall constitute Class 7 and shall be only business or identification signs, as defined herein.
      1.   STRUCTURAL TYPE: Canopy and/or canopy signs.
      2.   MAXIMUM HEIGHT ABOVE GRADE AT BOTTOM OF SIGN: No such canopy and/or canopy sign shall be less than eight (8) feet in height as measured between the ground level and the lowest point or bottom edge of said canopy or canopy sign.
      3.   MAXIMUM HEIGHT ABOVE GRADE AT TOP OF SIGN: No such canopy or canopy sign shall be more than fourteen (14) feet in height as measured between the ground level and the highest or top edge of said canopy or canopy sign.
      4.   MAXIMUM SIZE OF SIGN: No canopy sign shall extend above or below the limits of the canopy upon which it is attached. The canopy sign may extend the full length of the canopy, however, the total signage area for the canopy sign shall not exceed one hundred fifty (150) square feet in outside area.
      5.   OTHER LIMITATIONS:
         a.   Shall be neither flashing or animated.
         b.   The canopy sign may be illuminated from a concealed light source.
         c.   No portion of any canopy or canopy sign shall be permitted to come closer than five (5) feet of any public right-of-way
         d.   The Building Inspector shall not issue any permit for the erection or maintenance of a canopy or canopy sign until after an application has been filed with the department for such a permit, which application shall set forth in detail the plans and specifications and location of said canopy or canopy sign. When required by the Zoning administrator, said applicant shall furnish complete proof, in the form of engineering calculations, stress diagrams, etc., that the building to which the canopy (marquee) or canopy sign is to be attached is so built that the addition of the canopy (marquee) or canopy sign to the building will, in no case, stress the building supporting said canopy (marquee) or canopy sign beyond the limits of safety, as defined by the Building Code.
   H.   CLASS 8: The following signs meeting the following specifications shall constitute Class 8 and shall be only business or identification signs, as defined herein.
      1.   STRUCTURAL TYPE: Projecting sign; double faced.
      2   MAXIMUM HEIGHT ABOVE GRADE AT BOTTOM OF SIGN: No such projecting sign shall be less than eight (8) feet in height as measured between the ground level and the lowest point or bottom edge of said projecting sign.
      3   MAXIMUM HEIGHT ABOVE GRADE AT TOP OF SIGN: Attached to building, but shall not extend above or beyond any wall of the building as defined in SECTION 7.0 of this Ordinance.
      4.   MAXIMUM SIZE OF SIGN: Fifteen (15) square feet.
      5.   LIMITATION ON NUMBER OF SIGNS: Only one (1) projecting sign per first floor tenant shall be permitted. Projecting signs may be used in combination with either Class 1 or Class 4 signs, provided that the combined total number of square feet of sign area used shall not exceed one (1) square foot of area for each horizontal linear foot of building wall upon which the sign or signs are to be located.
      6.   OTHER LIMITATIONS:
         a.   Shall be neither flashing nor animated. The projecting sign may be illuminated from a concealed light source.  May not have removable or interchangeable letters. No portion of any projecting sign shall be permitted to extend into public right-of-way more than one half of the width of the sidewalk.
         b.   The Building Inspector shall not issue any permit for the erection or maintenance of a projecting sign until after an application has been filed with the department for such a permit, which application shall set forth in detail the plans and specifications, method of support and attachment and location of said projecting sign. When required by the Zoning administrator, said applicant shall furnish complete proof, in the form of engineering calculations, stress diagrams, etc., that the building to which the projecting sign is to be attached is so built that the addition of the projecting sign to the building will, in no case, stress the building supporting said projecting sign beyond the limits of safety, as defined by the Building Code.
(Am. Ord. O-2016-024, passed 12-12-16)