(A)   The Building Official, or duly authorized representative, shall cause to be removed any sign that endangers the public safety, such as an abandoned, dangerous or materially, electrically or structurally defective and/or unstable sign; or a sign for which no permit has been issued. A notice shall be prepared which shall describe the sign and specify the violation involved, and which shall state that, if the sign is not removed or the violation is not corrected within ten calendar days, the sign shall be removed in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.
   (B)   All notices mailed by the Planning Department under this section shall be sent by certified mail. Any time periods provided in this section shall be deemed to commence on the date of mailing the certified letter. For all other signs, the notice shall be mailed to the owner of the property on which the sign is located as shown on the last tax roll.
   (C)   Any person having an interest in the sign to be removed pursuant to this section or the property where such sign is situated may appeal the determination of the Building Official ordering removal or compliance by filing a written notice of appeal accompanied with a completed application for a public hearing with the Zoning Board of Adjustment within 30 calendar days after the date of the mailed notice, or within 30 days after receipt of the notice if the notice was not mailed.
   (D)   Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, in cases of dire emergency which poses an immediate life and safety threat to the general public, the Building Official or duly authorized representative, after consulting the City Manager’s office, may cause the immediate removal of a dangerous or defective sign without notice, but shall provide reasonable photographic and/or video evidence of the deemed emergency.
(Ord. 2016-07A, passed 8-9-2016)