173.13  TEMPORARY SIGNS.
   1.   Political Signs.
      A.   Political signs shall be permitted in all zones but not within any public street right-of-way or on any public land.
      B.   Such signs shall not exceed 8 square feet in area and shall not exceed 42 inches in height. 
      C.   Political signs established in violation of this section may be immediately removed by the City.
      D.   Permits are not required for temporary political signs.
(Ord. 14-19 – Feb. 15 Supp.)
   2.   Real Estate Signs. 
      A.   Real estate signs shall be permitted in all zones, provided that all such signs shall be located on the property to which they apply, except as provided in Paragraphs D and E of this section.
      B.   Real estate signs shall conform to the following maximum size requirements:  Four square feet in area for the first 10,000 square feet in lot area plus four square feet for each additional 10,000 square feet of lot area, not to exceed a total sign size of 32 square feet. 
      C.   Real estate signs shall be removed upon closing of the sale.
      D.   In addition to lot-specific real estate signs, signs advertising the sale of lots within a subdivision shall be permitted. No more than one sign per entrance into the subdivision shall be allowed, and each sign shall be no greater than 32 square feet in area, no greater than 8 feet in height, and in place no longer than a period of three years.
      E.   Open house real estate signs may be located within the street right-of-way between the curb and sidewalk but not for more than 48 hours before or more than  four hours after the open house is held. Open house real estate signs shall be placed so that no part of the sign is closer to the roadway than three feet from the back of the curb and shall not be placed within a gravel shoulder. No signage of any kind is permitted within the landscaped areas at street intersections, and no signage shall be placed so that it obscures said landscaped areas. Any signs including real estate signs placed in the street right-of-way are posted entirely and solely at the risk of the sign owner, and may be removed at will and disposed of without notice by the adjacent lot owner or by City staff.
      F.   Permits are required for temporary real estate signs that are over 4 square feet in area, but not for those up to 4 square feet in area.
(Ord. 14-19 – Feb. 15 Supp.)
   3.   Special Sale Signs.  Special sale signs, including banner signs and vertical signs as specified by the City, may be displayed for no more than 10 continuous days up to five times per calendar year. Horizontal banners, yard signs, trailer signs, and all other similar signage are not allowed to substitute under any condition for the sign designs permitted by the City. A permit is required.
      A.   Banner Signs. 
         (1)   Sale and grand opening signs as defined herein are permitted in all zones except residential. Such signs shall be removed immediately upon termination of the special event or at the end of 10 days, whichever comes first.
         (2)   All such signs must be attached to the façade, wall, or window of the building occupying or conducting the sale or event which they advertise, or erected on temporary posts/supports within  one foot of the façade, wall, or window.
         (3)   No business shall have more than two such signs for each façade or wall of the building to which they are attached.
         (4)   The total sign size shall not exceed 50 percent of the size of the permitted wall sign or 25 square feet in area, whichever is greater.
      B.   Vertical Signs.
         (1)   Special event vertical as defined herein are permitted in all zones except residential. Such signs shall be removed immediately upon termination of the special event or at the end of 10 days, whichever comes first. Only sail-shaped vertical flag signs consistent with City specifications are allowed under these rules.
         (2)   The signs may be inserted into the ground, freestanding on a weighted base, or attached to a building, but in all cases shall be kept vertical.
         (3)   The signs shall be located only on the private property hosting the event, and not within any part of the City right-of-way.
         (4)   The number of vertical signs allowed per property shall be as follows:
            a.   For lots with a single business:  Two signs per street frontage are permitted; however, one additional sign is permitted for each additional 50 feet of frontage over 100’.
            b.   For multi-tenant lots:  Two signs per street frontage are permitted; however, one additional sign is permitted for each additional 50 feet of frontage over 100’. Tenants of multi-tenant lots shall ensure that collectively the display of vertical signs does not exceed the maximum number requirement, and any fines or penalties assessed for violation of these requirements may be assessed to the owners of all such signs placed on the multi-tenant lot.
   4.   Garage Sale Signs.
      A.   Garage sale signs are permitted in all zones but only on the property to which they apply.
      B.   Garage sale signs shall be displayed not for more than 48 hours before or more than  four hours after the end of the sale.
      C.   Such signs shall not be larger than four square feet and no more than 2 signs may be posted for any garage sale.
      D.   Such signs shall not be located within the street right-of-way between the curb and sidewalk. They shall not be located on gravel shoulders, within landscaped areas or obstructing landscaped areas at street intersections, nor shall they be attached to any traffic control posts or other public structures.
      E.   A permit is not required for garage sale signs.
   5.   Community Event Signs.  Promotional signs advertising a special community event such as a fair, farmer’s market, or parade may be permitted to be located over the public right-of-way or on public property. The size, location, and method of erection of such signs shall be subject to approval by the City Administrator or designee.
(Ord. 12-13 – Jan. 13 Supp.)
   6.   Builder/Contractor Signs.  Builders, contractors, and subcontractors may each display a business sign no larger than four square feet in size on a lot where they are actively working but not within the public right-of-way.
      A.   For new home construction, the posting of such signs is limited to that time between the start of construction and the sale of the home, but not more than 6 months.
      B.   For other construction projects requiring a building permit, the posting of such signs is limited to that time between the start of construction and the closing of the permit, but not more than 6 months.
      C.   For other construction projects not requiring a building permit, the posting of such signs is limited to that time between the start of construction and the end of construction, but not more than 6 months.
   A permit is not required for builder/contractor signs.
(Ord. 14-19 – Feb. 15 Supp.)