§ 159.170  PROHIBITED SIGNS.
   (A)   Signs which by color, location, or design resemble or conflict with traffic control signs or signals, or obstruct the view of an intersection of a street or highway with a railroad crossing, or which are located upon, over or in any street right-of-way.
   (B)   Signs attached to light poles or standards.
   (C)   Portable signs.
   (D)   Signs which advertise activity, business, project, or service no longer conducted on the premises upon which the sign is located within six months of the end of the business activity. The Department of Planning and Development shall notify the property owner of this requirement approximately three months after the most recent business activity has ended.
   (E)   Signs that give the appearance of movement such as undulation, swinging, rotation, or oscillation by natural or artificial means including pennants, feather banners, streamers, strings of light bulbs, spinners, or other similar devices, except as permitted by this subchapter.
   (F)   Signs containing running lights give the illusion of movement or have moving parts except for barber poles. Electronic signs or lighting that flashes, scrolls, twirls, changes color, fades in or out, has transitional elements between copy changes, or in any manner imitates movement at any time.
   (G)   Roof signs.
   (H)   Off-premise signs, except as provided in this subchapter for temporary signs.
   (I)   Signs placed on vehicles or trailers which are parked or located for the primary purpose of displaying said sign.
   (J)   Motor vehicles whose apparent primary purpose is to advertise business. Motor vehicles engaged in the cartage or goods or the transport of passengers are exempt form this restriction.
   (K)   Inflatable images such as balloons, beer cans, gorillas, bunny, etc., except as provided § 159.167.
   (L)   Pole signs.
   (M)   Cabinet signs except as authorized elsewhere in this subchapter.
   (N)   External neon lighting or LED lighting either used as a part of a sign or distributed around a building or structure.
   (O)   Signs with decorative backers.
   (P)   Signs displayed for pay or other compensation.
   (Q)   Signs located within the public right-of-way (except traffic control and government information signs).
   (R)   Weekend directional signs.
   (S)   Window signs are prohibited except those areas located in the Downtown (DT) Zoning District.
   (T)   Signs more than 25 feet in height.
   (U)   Signs placed on private or public property without the consent of the owner, owner's representative, holder, lessee, trustee, or other party controlling the use of such property.
   (V)   Signs painted on, attached to, or maintained upon trees, rocks, or other natural features.
(Ord. 62-12-95, passed 1-22-96; Am. Ord. 5-2-02, passed 3-12-02; Am. Ord. 23-4-07, passed 5-15-07; Am. Ord. 56-11-07, passed 12-11-07; Am. Ord. 17-5-09, passed 6-9-09; Am. Ord. 31-9-10, passed 9-28-10; Am. Ord. 37-08-14, passed 9-9-14; Am. Ord. 32-07-19, passed 7-23-19)  Penalty, see § 159.999