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In addition to the requirements and regulations previously listed, the following special conditions shall apply as applicable:
(a) Joint Identification Signs. Joint identification signs identifying the project name of a shopping center or other building complex shall be permitted for three or more combined permitted uses of the same lot provided the following standards are met: The total display area of all surfaces shall not exceed eighty (80) square feet.
(1) A maximum height of twenty (20) feet
(2) A minimum setback of twenty (20) feet from all public right(s)-of-way except in the Central Development Overlay District where a minimum setback of fifteen (15) feet shall be provided.
(3) No freestanding signs other than one (1) joint identification sign shall be permitted within the development. Individual uses may have wall signage consistent with the regulations herein.
(4) For all buildings or complexes designed and/or intended for multi-tenant usage, a total sign plan which must conform to all requirements of this section must be submitted before any sign permit for the complex or an individual tenant will be issued.
(b) Identification Signage of Residential Subdivision Entrance. Such signage shall be defined as a sign or feature marking the major entrance to a residential subdivision and may be authorized by the Planning and Zoning Commission. Only one (1) entrance feature is permitted at each subdivision entrance. Such identification shall be limited to wall-mounted signs only, with placement on a brick wall, entrance columns, or similar architectural or landscaping features. Pole-type ground signs shall be prohibited. Such identification features shall be located in accordance with the provisions of Section 1125.12(a) and approved by the Zoning Inspector. Signs shall not exceed forty (40) square feet, be a maximum six (6) feet in height, and shall not be located closer than fifteen (15) feet from the closest right-of-way and no closer to any property line than the applicable building setback requirement if the adjoining property is in a residential zoning district.
(c) Gasoline Stations. Gasoline stations, whose principal business is the sale of motor fuel, may display signs in addition to those hereinabove authorized. Such signs shall be limited to the following:
(1) One non-illuminated, double-faced sign not exceeding five square feet on a side is permitted for each set of motor fuel pumps identifying "self service" or "full service."
(2) Price and grade information can be displayed only on the permitted sign. Changeable copy for these purposes may include liquid crystal display (LCD), light emitting diodes (LED), or other similar electro/mechanical displays pursuant to a Conditional Use approved by the Board of Zoning Appeals. This is the only circumstance in which changeable copy may be used.
(3) Signs limited to the identification of the brand name, logo or type of fuel sold and other signs as may be required by law shall be permitted on the motor fuel pumps. Fuel pumps shall not be illuminated. No signs projecting above the pumps may be permitted, except as required by law.
(4) Any other such signs as may be required by law.
(d) Nonconforming Signs. All existing signs that do not conform to the standards of this section must be brought into conformity:
(1) Upon any change of use of the property for which such property was intended at the time this chapter became effective.
(2) Upon alterations to the existing sign. The following regulations shall apply:
A. Structural. No display sign shall hereafter be altered, rebuilt, enlarged, extended or relocated except in conformity with the provisions of this section.
B. Repainting. The repainting of signs shall not be deemed to be an alteration within the meaning of this section.
C. Existing signs; continuance. Except as otherwise specifically provided, nothing in this section shall require the removal or discontinuance of a legally existing permanent display sign which is attached to the realty, as distinguished from a temporary or portable sign, that is not altered, rebuilt, enlarged, extended or relocated, and the same shall be deemed a nonconforming use under the terms of this section. Further revisions for non-conformance may be enacted.
(e) Conditional Uses. A conditional use shall be subject to the same sign age requirements as if such use were a permitted use.
(f) Sandwich Signs.
(1) Permitted Areas:
A. Central Business District
B. Central Overlay District
A. Sandwich signs are not permitted on public rights of way or in parking lots or strip commercial centers or shopping centers. All sandwich signs must be removed to an enclosed area at the close of each business day.
B. Sandwich signs may be placed on the sidewalk provided:
1. Signs do not inhibit the natural flow of pedestrian traffic
2. Signs do not obstruct view or sight distance of vehicular traffic
A. Only one such sign shall be permitted for the first floor of each building.
a. Buildings with frontage on more than one street right-of-way:
i. The maximum number allowed is a total of two (2) One sandwich sign along each street right-of-way.
(4) Sandwich Sign Special Permit:
A. Permit allows for one additional sandwich sign per business.
1. Limited to 30 calendar days per quarter year.
2. Limited to one permit and one sign.
B. Available by application to the Zoning Inspector.
1. $30.00 per application. per period.
(Ord. 5-14. Passed 8-25-14.)