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(A) Continuance. Any sign legally existing at the time of the adoption of this code by the City Council that, due to changes in this section, no longer conforms in use, location, height or size with the regulations of this section, may be continued or maintained as a nonconformity only in accordance with the terms of this section.
(B) Expansion, enlargement and modification. No nonconforming sign may be enlarged, altered or modified in a way that increases its nonconformity, unless such change is a reasonable alteration, repair, or maintenance as determined by the Zoning Administrator.
(C) Loss of nonconforming status.
(1) The sign may continue in use until such time as it is removed, or abandoned for a period of two or more continuous months.
(2) Except as provided in § 152.125(B), any change in the nonconforming sign shall be considered an abandonment and the legal nonconforming status of the sign shall become void. This division shall not apply to directory signs designed with interchangeable letters or panels.
(3) Legal non-conforming sign structures, poles and other related equipment that have been abandoned or not in use for more than two months shall be removed and the building, land or site restored to its original state.
(D) Destruction and replacement. Damage by force majeure to an extent that is more than 50% of the sign's replacement value, shall be removed or altered to become a legally conforming sign with the provisions of this code.
(Ord. 648-18, passed 11-28-2018)