SEC. 16-602.  SAFETY AND MAINTENANCE.
   (A)   Every sign and all parts, portions, units and materials comprising the same, together with the frame, background, supports or anchorage therefor, shall be manufactured, fabricated, assembled, constructed, and erected in compliance with all applicable ordinances of the city.
   (B)   Materials as permitted by the Uniform Building Code governing structural materials and equipment or as approved by the building official as complying with standard engineering practices only shall be used in the manufacturing and erection of on-premise signs.  All electrically or electronically energized signs shall bear the seal or signification of approval of an approved testing laboratory.  Every sign shall be kept in good condition, maintenance and repair.  Any improperly maintained conforming or nonconforming sign (temporary or permanent) shall be repaired or removed within a period of 30 days from the receipt of a written notice by the building official.
   (C)   The display surface of all signs shall be kept legibly painted or posted.  Conforming signs pertaining to enterprises or occupants that are no longer using the premises to which the sign relates shall be removed by permittee or owner of the premises within six months after the enterprise or occupant has vacated the premises, except that painted conforming signs shall be removed within 60 days.
   (D)   Temporary signs shall be removed within 60 days after installation or within 10 days following the occurrence or completion of the event or other purpose served by the sign, whichever comes first; provided, however, that election signs shall be removed within 10 days following the election. In the case of construction signs for new buildings, issuance of a certificate of occupancy shall be deemed completion of the event.
(`64 Code, Sec. 34-182)  (Ord. No. 1573, 2687)